Can't Boot Install Disk

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  1. brandonjb85 macrumors newbie

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    I got tiger install discs for my emac but I cant get it to run the install. I tried putting the disc in and clicking the restart button on the screen that says "Welcome to Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger", but when I click it it just restarts my computer and does nothing. I then tried the alternate install it did the same thing it did nothing but restarted my eMac. I then tried restarting my computer while holding c key nothing once again. Then I tried holding down apple, option, f , and o keys and then typed in cd boot and also tried cdrom boot nether of them worked so i restarted and tried dvd boot/dvdrom boot nothing worked on all the occasion i got a grey screen with a circle with a line through it. What do I need to do to get these install discs to work?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Are those installation disks gray restore versions for the exact model you have or are they for another model or are they retail versions?
    And are they DVDs or CDs?

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  3. brandonjb85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well they are ones i burnt off a copy of and I put them on cds . But they are for the OS X 10.4 tiger.
     
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    Any more specifics? Like what are they the copies from? A retail version, the gray restore CDs for that specific eMac model or some restore CD for another model?

    The gray restore CD/DVDs, that come with every Mac are specific for that Mac model, so you can't use restore DVDs from a 13" MBP (2010) on a 15" MBP(2010) or even a 13" MBP (2009).

    You can contact Apple for the specific CDs for your eMac.

    You can take a look here at the various eMac models to find out which one you have.
     
  5. brandonjb85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are from a retail disc. I did contact apple and its gonna cost me 32 dollars for both discs from apple seeing how this came with panther and i will need to use the upgrade discs i do have to make it back to tiger. Also on the link you gave to find out which one i have it was the last one on the list with the 1.42GHZ G4 Power PC
     
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    the eMac 1.42 came with grey disc's osx 10.4.4 to be precise , i own two of them (last models both shipped in 2006 )and the original disc's ..handbooks and everything , as otherwise i just don't buy a used mac everything like it came from apple or nothing the last one even came with the original box and inserts for the box :)

    so maybe your disc is badly burned , and if you made a copy you should have kept the original disc , as that what i do as the originals are in a folder with the handbooks and well protected to keep everything in as new condition ;)

    have you tried to play any other dvd on it as if you have the combo drive ,its known that the dvd part tends to break down !
     
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    That eMac came out in early May 2005, Tiger was released in late April 2005, so generally you should get Tiger installation CD/DVDs, but if you already have them, then that is no problem as it seems.
     
  8. brandonjb85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are the 10.4 installation disks grey cause i have the two that the teacher gave me but when i go to use them the computer always spits them out like the cd/dvd drive dont want to read them. I could take a picture and post it of what they look like. Actually ya know what here is what they look like

    http://s.ecrater.com/stores/97283/4a8b6406159a6_97283n.jpg
     
  9. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    yes the original install discs are grey , they should say 10.4. on them and eMac

    but spitting them out :confused:, does the emac play any other cd's and dvd's
     
  10. brandonjb85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Um it will play dvd some times and cds it will play all the time why?
     

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