booting MAC from DVD doest work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac18, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Mac18 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2009
    Hi guys.

    my G4 hard drive(10.3 panther) had crashed so i am attempting to format my OS using the cd's.(i have downloaded this set of cd's from a free site) so when i insert a disk and hold C key at start up .. i am just getting an apple icon it doesnt do any thing after that ? can you please help me with the problem. If it could be the problem with CD or am i missing some thing

    appreciate your help. i have been working on this for 12 hrs now hope i can work this out..

  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    How about you get the disks legally and then it will work?
  4. Mac18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2009
    :( if i had those original one's i wont be going thru all this. this kind of old laptop . i just cant afford to buya new once at this point so striving hard to make this one work some how. i have 4 ISO files on 4 cd's they burned on cd just fine i am guessing the cd's are ok..
  5. Mac18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2009
    ok at the risk of sounding a real idiot i will have to ask you people who would have al ready done their bit with Mac.

    is it possible that more than 1 cd/dvd will contain the entire Os. like i can insert the 1st disk and then 2nd and so on. because apprently i ahve 4 of those.. M not sure if its the right way to go about it.

    this probly my 1st time with Mac so pardon me for sounding so dumb

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