Stall on OS load - "Waiting for Apple File Service"

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  1. shadowbeam macrumors newbie

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    This is a question regarding a G3 machine.
    Running on 10.3.9

    Problems began to occur when someone tried to install Safari 3
    After the install safari wouldn't load - same goes for the application Adium.

    Now on startup the G3 stalls at 'Waiting for Apple File Service'
    I'm in a situation where the tiger disk (i got with my G5) cannot be inserted because G3 can't read dvd.

    I have also installed tiger onto my ipod using it as a disk and connecting it through firewire. However when i boot up using option then selecting my ipod on the G3 it tries to install tiger.

    So now i'm thinking would the disk be any use anyway?? How can I boot up?
    I know it's running 10.3.9 as an OS but the machine is practically tiger.

    Should I install tiger? Is it illegal to use the G5 install disk on another comp?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    For future reference, do not let people who know no more about the Mac than you to mess with your machine. Safari 3 should not have even allowed this attempt. Your friend must have done something more [dangerous].
    It is well-known that the disc that ships with new computers are specific that that model. They cannot be used to install MacOS X on other models.
    It is not an OS installation disc, it is a System Restore disk. It's purpose is to return a computer to its factory state should that ever become necessary.

    Recommendation: Have someone who knows what he/she is doing to install a larger capacity hard drive in your computer. Use a retail MacOS X 10.4 disc to install the OS. You will then be able to use Software Update to update to the latest version of MacOS X including Safari 3.1.
     
  3. shadowbeam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see...
    Well I should tell you more of the story.

    After the attempt to install Safari 3 safari wouldn't open.
    So I downloaded an old v of safari and reinstalled. But the same prob occurred. Safari wouldn't load and adium experienced it too.


    But that doesn't really matter au moment.
    So I don't have a commercial tiger - but I do have a commercial Leopard!
    I'm thinking possibly a step too far for my wee G3 to handle.

    Plus I'd have to install from my ipod coz i ain't got a dvd drive.

    Thoughts...
     

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