Mac Mini G4, Tiger 10.4.11 Starts with Blinking Globe

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Punkyclown, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Punkyclown macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi, I have this issue where my G4 Mac Mini starts up with a blinking globe.
    If I insert my Tiger disk and start with C key pressed I can choose my startup disk
    and it will start correctly. This is a new HD, problem seems to be in the boot paritition.
    Any Ideas?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    #2
    Do you mean that you can't get your mini to boot at all?
    Have you been able to install OS X on the new hard drive?

    If you do have a good system installed, then the flashing globe means that your mini is set to boot to a network boot, and not your hard drive. It will flash for a few seconds, then failing to find a network boot, will search around again, then find your internal drive, assuming that a good system is installed.

    Here's what should fix that:
    Let your mini finish booting to the hard drive.
    Select your hard drive in System Preferences/Startup Disk pane.
     
  3. Punkyclown thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks this makes sense, however sometimes the blinking just goes on and on Will make the change.
     
  4. flyrod macrumors 6502

    flyrod

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    It might also need a fresh pram battery to save the setting.
     

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