Trouble installing Tiger on Powermac G4 PCI??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shadowmoses, May 12, 2005.

  1. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

    shadowmoses

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    Hi there,

    I just bought myself OSX Tiger and am very keen to install it on my Powermac G4 Yikes (PCI) i have installed my own Sony DVD-rom to replace the Cd-rom which i got it with and i think this is where the problem is arising from;

    I cannot get my Yikes G4 to boot from my non apple DVD i have tried holding down "C" with no luck the macine just boots as normal. And as this powermac doesnt support Target mode booting i cannot boot from my external Plextor DVD Writer.

    If anyone could please solve my problem without having to resort to the CD based Tiger i would be very grateful.

    Peace,

    Shadow
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Insert CD/DVD and restart the machine. Then hold down option after the startup chime, select the CD/DVD as the startup disk.
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Or, just stick in the disk, see it on the desktop, doubleclick on the install mac os x icon. That's what I did... put in a lite-on dvd-rom ($25 from new egg) yesterday and installed it on my Sawtooth.
     
  4. shadowmoses thread starter macrumors 68000

    shadowmoses

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    Cool guys thanks, holding down the option key worked now im all booted up typing this in Tiger and i have to say its absolutly amazing my Yikes runs like a dream way better than it was with 10.3,

    PeaCE
     

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