Help-Can't install X10.0.3 on G4/350

maclamb

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Jan 28, 2002
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Northern California
I just purchased a used G4/350 that only came with 9.2 on it.
When I try to install 10.0.3 from my CDROM it reboots, I get the little spinning disk then the disk freezes and that's it.
If I try to install from my 10.1 CD it boots to the CD - but it won't install the OS as it says that an earlier version must be on -
So I'm stuck - not sure what to do -- I have a good install on my used cube and am thinking about swappijng hard drives and reinsitalling on the cube.
I've tried restting the PRAM btu that didn't help -

any ideas?
:confused:
 

4409723

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Jun 22, 2001
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Go into 9.2, wipe all parts of os x of the hard-drive and then use the 10.1 cd. That way there won't be a newer version of the system on the drive.

Hope this helps
 

kaltsasa

macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2002
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Kellogg IA
if you have 9.1 or higher wipe the drive and install that then 10, mac os x.0.x as of current has to be on the first 8 gigs of the partition and if its not a fresh wipe or install it won't install.
 

maclamb

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Jan 28, 2002
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Northern California
what did work...

All good suggestions, but none worked.
What did work was removing the Adpaptec 2906 SCSI card that wasn't hooked to anything.

Thanks for the help...