ibook freezes during leopard install

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

  1. cmolinaro macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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,
    christa
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    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

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    Yes!!!

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

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