help with Tiger download

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jertom20, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. jertom20 macrumors newbie

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    Newbie here and not much experience.
    have an emac with the G4 processor, 10.2.8 OS.
    trying to install 10.4 Tiger, plenty of space (31 GB) available but won't install.
    have run disk utility, repair disk and get "incorrect number of thread records"
    apparently there's some problem with the hard drive that disk utility can't handle.
    question: what/ if any after-market repair disk would you recommend?
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Your best bet is to forget repairing the drive and reformat it. A freshly reformatted drive won't give you those filesystem errors when installing.

    Obviously you'll want to back up anything important before doing this.
     
  3. jertom20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    reformat? you mean to re-install existing 10.2 OS from disk?
    I'll give that a try.
     
  4. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    No not reinstalling os 10.2 !!!! He ment Erasing the harddrive BEFORE the install of 10.4!

    If you put in the Tiger disk, wait til it loads, choose your language and then on the top menu you will see "utilities" click on that and then disk utility, and tehn choose your drive and then say erase, make sure you clicked on the DRIVE not on the partition
    its like this:

    HD Seagate 60Gb
    Macintosh HD
    partition2

    Click the red one, then "Erase" choose HSF+ Journaled (could me also mac osx journaled or something

    Then close disk utility and continue installation :)

    Have Fun with the Tiger ROOOAAAHHHHRRR
     
  5. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    To Format a drive means to wipe all the data from the Drive, to totaly Clean it up , has nothing to do with what kind of OS its using :cool:
     
  6. jertom20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That did it! thanks for the help.
     
  7. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    No problem ! :cool:
     

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