booting 10.4 install disk in a imac 400

coffey7

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When I put the 10.4 install disk into the imac I get many error messages.
Panic(cpu 0 caller 0x002E0bF4): unable to find driver for this platform: "powermac 2,1"
no debugger configured - dumping debug info
MSR= 00001030

kernal version:
darwin kernal version 8.6.2: thu apr 13
panic: we are hanging here...

It says a few things in bettween but it was not panic info.
 

WildCowboy

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Where did you get the discs? It sounds like it's an install disc for a different type of machine. You need either Apple's install discs for your model of machine or generic retail discs. Do you have either of those?
 

coffey7

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Where did you get the discs? It sounds like it's an install disc for a different type of machine. You need either Apple's install discs for your model of machine or generic retail discs. Do you have either of those?
A friend of mine had the disk from his macbook. He didn't need the disk anymore(since his mac was stolen). Ok, so I need to have a disk from that model or a generic one? I am going to try to find a install disk with the same OS number that came with it. Will any install disk from a 400 series imac work?
 

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A friend of mine had the disk from his macbook. He didn't need the disk anymore(since his mac was stolen). Ok, so I need to have a disk from that model or a generic one? I am going to try to find a install disk with the same OS number that came with it. Will any install disk from a 400 series imac work?
Right, your friend's disc won't work on your computer. Since you're trying to install Tiger on a machine that never shipped with it, machine install/restore discs won't help really help you. You need a retail version of Tiger, which you can buy from Apple or on eBay.

Tough to tell, since the text on the disc that would give you a hint is cut off in his photos. :rolleyes: But even so, those discs will only give you OS 9. If you want Tiger, just get the retail Tiger disc.
 

coffey7

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Would I be able to find a retail disk that is not tiger for this mac?
 

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Would I be able to find a retail disk that is not tiger for this mac?
You should be able to find retail discs for just about every version of OS X up to and including Tiger on eBay. Any of them should install on your iMac. Just make sure that it's a full retail version and not an install disc for a specific model.
 

coffey7

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I forgot to tell you guys the great news. These 2 imacs I picked up both have dvd drives and have in them 1 512 stick of kingston ram and 1 apple 128 sitck of ram. I think if 1 gb will work in one of them I might try tiger on that one and install an old version on the other.

Will a brand new seagate 160gb harddrive work in these machines?

Thanks for all your help.