iBook G4 - Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rwoolsey, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. rwoolsey macrumors member

    rwoolsey

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    #1
    I'm trying to reboot Tiger on an old, beat-up iBook G4, however, the machine doesn't want to boot from the disc. Besides restarting and holding down the C key, are there any other alternatives to get the disc working?

    The machine recognizes the disc, just doesn't boot from it.

    I should also point out that it doesn't want to restart when selecting the install disc as the startup disk under 'Startup Disk.'
     
  2. Teòma macrumors newbie

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    Jan 18, 2011
    #2
    You could start it in open firmware and then tell it to boot off the cd.

    When it turns on hold Cmd+Option+o+f. When the open firmware pops up type the following.

    Code:
    boot cd:,\\tbxi
    If that doesn't work you can make a disk image from the cd and use disk utility to restore the image to a flash drive. But make sure you set the boot record as "Apple partition map". Follow the tutorial below and boot from he flash drive.

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060301112336384
     

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