PowerBook G4 OS Install Help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Justin122, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Justin122, Aug 8, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015

    Justin122 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2008
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I don't know what steps you took to 'erase the whole drive myself', but usually that error is because the system detects that it's installed already.

    From the Leopard disk, at the beginning of the install there should be an Options button somewhere. Click on that and select "Erase and Install". This will wipe the entire drive and allow you to install.

    Failing that, to eject the disk from the drive, shut down the Mac. Put your fingers on the trackpad button and press down then turn on the Mac. Keep holding the button down until the Mac spits out the disk.
  3. Justin122 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2008
    Thank you for your reply. A PRAM reset did the trick.

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