install of FCP 4 quitting - help!

john3

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Jun 28, 2005
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Greetings!

I am trying to install FCP 4 on a blue and white 400 MHz Power PC G4. It has 16.78 Gigs available on the HD, 768 MB SDRAM. It's running Mac OSX 10.3.4.

I just need to run FCP 4 on that station in order to teach my students some basic editing using a projector and screen. I do not need to install all the extra Live Type and Soundtrack stuff at this time. The students will be working on updated G4 and G5's. I was hoping to use the blue and white G4 for a "demonstration station".

When I try to install FCP4, the installation suddenly quits when I get to the "Choose a destination/drive" page. There is a red exclamation mark over the hard drive icon. Do I need more space? A larger hard drive? How much should I get and how much would it cost? Am I missing something else?

Thanks very much for your help,

John
 

LethalWolfe

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Jan 11, 2002
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Have you double checked all the system requirements (including having a AGP gfx port)? I thought Blue & Whites were all G3's and Apple introduced the Graphite tower w/the G4's?


Lethal
 

xsedrinam

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Oct 21, 2004
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LethalWolfe said:
Have you double checked all the system requirements (including having a AGP gfx port)? I thought Blue & Whites were all G3's and Apple introduced the Graphite tower w/the G4's?


Lethal
And an error message [not able to install on this system] would come up if it's a G3 leaving no doubts.
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Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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john3 said:
Greetings!

I am trying to install FCP 4 on a blue and white 400 MHz Power PC G4.
Appears likely you are trying to run FCP 4 on a G3, which is not possible. I would assume it's a G3 based on physical visual confirmation. If I assume wrong, you should upgrade to the free 4.5 version, which happens to be extremely stable, and solves numerous unexpectedly quit issues with prior versions.