Installing Tiger on Powermac G4 Yikes,Booting trouble??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by shadowmoses, May 12, 2005.

  1. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    Hi there,

    I just bought myself OSX Tiger and am very keen to install it on my Powermac G4 Yikes (PCI) i have installed my own Sony DVD-rom to replace the Cd-rom which i got it with and i think this is where the problem is arising from;

    I cannot get my Yikes G4 to boot from my non apple DVD i have tried holding down "C" with no luck the macine just boots as normal. And as this powermac doesnt support Target mode booting i cannot boot from my external Plextor DVD Writer.

    If anyone could please solve my problem without having to resort to the CD based Tiger i would be very grateful.


  2. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Have you tried running Repair Permissions? Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility > select your HD > Repair Permissions

    If its internal, I would think that you should be alright. I have had occasions where the C-Key doesn't work.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Try holding Option wile turning on the system, and it should give you a list of bootable drives.

    You could also try clicking the Install Mac OS X icon on the DVD, which should set your Startup Disk to the DVD.

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