Mac Mini G4, Tiger 10.4.11 Starts with Blinking Globe

Punkyclown

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 27, 2015
2
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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?
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G3
Jul 30, 2003
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2,298
Delaware
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.
 

Punkyclown

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 27, 2015
2
0
Carlsbad, Ca
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.
Thanks this makes sense, however sometimes the blinking just goes on and on Will make the change.