Booting Powerbook G4 -- need help from the pros? :)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by crashwins, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. crashwins macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Hi and thanks in advance for reading.

    Here's the rundown: my uncle gave me a pristine Powerbook G4 Titanium edition. Good computer, 15.5" screen, definitely worth keeping. He wiped the thing clean before giving it to me. The problem is the internal CD drive is super flaky and won't take an bootable CD well. It took my Tiger bootable once or twice and bonked out during the installation. Now, I can't get anything. BUT, I have a nice external firewire 400 CD/DVD drive. I hit option and can see the disc, but the PB won't take it. Also, of course I hit C on startup to try and load from the CD. Hasn't taken since the first few tries. Any suggestions on how to boot with this thing? Thanks all
  2. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009

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