OS X 10.5 Install problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by appleontheapex, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. appleontheapex macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to install Leopard on my G4 Mac Mini from USB. After poking around in OF mode I got the thing to boot off of the USB (a proper clone of my DVD). My happiness was soon shattered when I got past the Apple logo screen and a blue screen. I was presented with a grey screen and a 'beach ball'. I saw the USB usage indicator light was on so I left it for a few hours with no success.

    Any suggestions? I've reset the SMC and PRAM.
     
  2. SuperJudge macrumors 6502

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    My experience has been that booting off of USB on most PowerPC Macs is a sketchy proposition. Do you have a FireWire external hard drive you could boot off of? Is there a reason you can't boot off of the DVD itself?
     
  3. appleontheapex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The DVD was scratched to hell when I bought it, so I made an ISO of it in case it got too scratched to be read. I lent tit to a friend and now the DVD is gone soooo...

    I found a solution, however. I created an 8GB partition on the main drive, and restored it from the USB drive, so it would act like an install disk. It worked, and I have it installed now! Very very very slow, but it works
     

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