My pb is not installing correctly...

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  1. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

    ppcfanforever1

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    Hey I got the hard drive cable for my powerbook but upon installing the os it kept going up in estimated time to outrageous amounts.

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  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    That's not outrageous. I've seen it hit days. There are zillions of small files that OSX installs and the installer tries to estimate time based on those small files. You'll notice that the time decreases when the installer is working on larger files. The only thing that matters is that it all gets installed.

    If you want to see what the installer is doing though, go to the installer menu and have it show the log for successful and errors ( something like that). A new window will open and as the installer works you can see which files it's working on.
     
  3. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    whenever i install a new os I just set it into motion then go to mcdonalds come back and bam your ready to start :D
     
  4. ppcfanforever1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It hit an error, i havent had to wait even 25mins for osx to install ever even on my powerbook g3 333mhz.
     
  5. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    OP, you'll have to be a bit more specific about your particular model and whatever other kind of other information you might think is helpful.

    For instance, why did you have to replace the hard drive cable? Is it possible that your original hard drive is dying? Those PATA mechanical drives are now anywhere from 7 to 10+ years old. If they don't have bad sectors, they surely at least have wear and tear just from sheer old age. If an older computer is running unbearably slow and pulling up errors during the install, it's likely the drive is on its way out.
     
  6. ppcfanforever1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The powerbook didnt come with one, just bought the hard drive working pulled from an ibook. It is the powerbook g4 ti 800mhz.
     
  7. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    What's the size/capacity/age of the HD? You should run some kind of disk test or smart utility on that drive with another computer and see if it is dying.

    Also, did the powerbook also come missing the cable?
     
  8. ppcfanforever1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I figured it out, it was my hdd shorting out. Thanks for all thr help though :)
     

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