How do I install OS x 4.7 on an eMac runing OS x 2.8?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cachito, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. cachito macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2010
    I have an eMac (version = 2.1) with DVD drive serial YM2383TW-N9K-ff12 700 mhz. PPC G4 256 ram runing os 10.2.8 and I'm trying to install os 10.4.7 Tiger. I have the gray discs. When I insert the disc I got this gray screen whit a bunch of scripts that tells me drive not supported. Any solutions out there I need help ASAP Thanx.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    More information is needed.

    What kind of DVDs do you want to use to install Tiger? Retail or the gray restore DVDs?

    If it's the latter, then it won't work, as those are machine specific.

    For future endeavours:

    The following is taken from the thread titled "How to maximise your MacRumors troubleshooting experience" created by mad jew in 2006. It contains more elaborate information on the short extracts I took from it and should help you in finding appropriate help. I also made some additions after finding that thread.

    1. Search for threads or guides containing similar problems.
      MRoogle is quite a good tool to search these forums.
    2. Start your thread in the appropriate forum or sub-forum.
      Here is the forum's main page with the list of all the sub-fora found here.
    3. Use a specific thread title.
      "Need help!!!!???? ASAP!!!" and its variants are not specific.
    4. Find and post machine hardware and software configurations.
      You can find out more about your Mac by going to the Menu Bar > :apple: > About This Mac > More Info ... (this button opens Applications / Utilities / System Profiler) > Hardware Overview.
    5. Tell us your problem, and be specific. What is happening to your machine?
      What Mac OS X version and what Mac do you use, ... .
    6. How long has this been happening? What changes were made just before this started?
    7. What have you already tried?
    8. Respond to all posted advice with details of what happened.
    9. Be wary of the (very) occasional bad advice.
    10. Be patient.
    11. Be courteous.
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    yes the grey disc only work for specific models on the emacs
    but to give you a answer we need a bit more info about your emac :confused:
  4. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  5. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    OS X 10.4.7 and OS X 10.2.8. Just a typo.

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