ibook freezes during leopard install

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cmolinaro, May 4, 2009.

  1. cmolinaro macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009

    I naively tried to install leopard OS on my 5-year old ibook G4 (with very little RAM). It makes a horrible clicking sound from the dvd drive and freezes on the screen that says its looking for OS 10.4(?) (which is not on the computer). When I reboot it immediately starts the install process, because the dvd is still stuck in the drive, and freezes over & over again.

    All I want to do is remove the disc and go back to the original OS, so that I can add more RAM and update the OS properly. (The only motive for the update is so that I can have the same version of Garageband 2008 on both my desktop and laptop so I can work with the files interchangably.)

    Is there a way to restart the computer that bypasses the install disc and dosen't default into the install porocess?

    thanks for your time,
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Have you tried holding the eject button down? Press it down, turn on the iBook and keep it held down.
  3. cmolinaro thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009

    Thank you so much - it's back to normal & running fine.

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