Upgrade to Tiger --> Please try installing again.

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  1. blueskyredkite macrumors member

    blueskyredkite

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    #1
    Got an iBook G4 with the following spec:
    1.07Ghz PowerPC G4
    1.25GB DDR SDRAM
    27.82GB HD (9.6GB free)
    OS X 10.3.9

    Bought a Family Pack upgrade to Tiger, the Power Mac G5 upgraded with no issues: Insert disc, click icon, reboot & upgrade sailed by.

    Not with this iBook though: Insert disc, click icon, reboot, click through various dialogue boxes, installation media is checked, installation starts, about 30 seconds in: "There were errors installing the software. Please try installing again." So I tried installing again... four times again. Same thing each time.:mad:

    Is there an install log somewhere I can take a look at, cos I have no idea how to proceed? Or if you've any suggestions I'd like to hear 'em.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    There are a few possibilities (the dodgy DVD can be ruled out if you're already managed to do one installation)

    It might be that your HD has a few bad sectors. It might be worth trying to repair the HD (you need to be booted from another HD or a CD/DVD to do this)

    It's more likely that your RAM isn't that great. When Tiger first came out there were a few people who found that RAM that had previously been OK, wasn't OK under Tiger. You might want to try removing the RAM and installing Tiger - you could always reinstall the RAM again afterwards (although it still might not be acceptable)
     
  3. blueskyredkite thread starter macrumors member

    blueskyredkite

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    I did the Command+s at book trick from another thread. Ran fsck -yf, again, as per another thread and here's the lovely news:
    Code:
    ** /dev/rdisk0s3
    ** Root file system
    ** Checking HFS Plus volume.
    ** Checking Extents Overflow file
    disk0s3: I/O error.
       Keys out of order
    (4, 3214)
    ** Rebuilding Catalog B-Tree.
    disk0s3: I/O error.
    ** The volume Local HD could not be repaired.
    :(
    Looks like time for a new HD.

    I'm gonna try the above again, without the extra RAM installed. I'll let you know how I get on.
     
  4. blueskyredkite thread starter macrumors member

    blueskyredkite

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    Tried it, made no difference. Didn't think it would - but you gotta try these things to be certain.

    So, I'm gonna replace the HD (yes, I am competent - I've replaced several laptop HDs in the past - Toshiba and ThinkPad). I've got the service manual in PDF.

    Now, I need to know the biggest HD this will support... I think I'll post a new thread to reach as many people as possible - some may not be following this. Thanks, Applespider, for the suggestions.
     
  5. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Apple's store offers up to a 100gb harddrive on iBooks I believe, so that might be a good way to go. a 100gb 7200 rpm would be nice. mmm.
     

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