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

    Oct 27, 2015
    Carlsbad, Ca
    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


    Jul 30, 2003
    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

    Oct 27, 2015
    Carlsbad, Ca
    Thanks this makes sense, however sometimes the blinking just goes on and on Will make the change.
  4. flyrod macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2015
    It might also need a fresh pram battery to save the setting.

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