Problem installing OS 10.4

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  1. halfprep455 macrumors regular

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    I recently tried to install OS 10.4 on this old iBook I found. The iBook had OS 10.2 and ran fine however, I tried to install OS 10.4 and I keep getting a kernel panic. I can't eject the disk either.
     
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    What model iBook are we talking about? If it's the original iBook, it won't run anything past 10.3.9 (Panther).
     
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    It isn't the original "clamshell" ibook. It is the version after the clamshell. I has a 500mhz G3, 512 RAM, 30GB HD, DVD.
     
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    At what point are you getting the kernel panic? My guess would be a fault CD drive, or a damaged CD. Although RAM could also be the issue. How much RAM do you have?
     
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    I get a kernel panic during the start-up. The DVD drive is new and the laptop has 512 MB of RAM.
     
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    Hmm. Well, I think that's enough to run Tiger. Try an archive and install with the Tiger install disk. If that doesn't work, it might be a hardware problem. (I'm not very good with hardware problems, I'm a software guy :) )
     
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