upgradeing panther to tiger computer crashes

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sandon, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. sandon macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2010
    I am attempting to load tiger onto my 12 inch PowerBook G4.

    the installation cd runs up to the first part when it ask's you to restart. then after the restart it up and comes up with a error message

    'unable to find driver for this platform: "PowerBook6,4".'

    This is not the complete message as it is to long to type out.

    I have tried every thing i can think of fsck, reparing permissons, removing an after market ram and i have tried lots else

    any help would be very appreciated

  2. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    What are you using to install it? Is it a full retail version of Tiger, or could it be an install/restore disk for a different Mac model?
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Just in case...
    The full retail version disc is black, with a large 'X' on it.
    The model-specific discs are gray, and will only install on the same model they shipped with originally.
    Sounds like the one you have is not the right one for your Mac.
  4. sandon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2010
    oh well Thanks

    thanks it was the grey disk
    oh well i supoose i will have to get the black one with an x on it or just wait and get s mac book air.

    thanks any way
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    You'll have more trouble finding a retail Tiger disc than one for Leopard. If you have enough RAM for Leopard (1GB recommended) you can call the number on the Apple Store web site and order one for $80 at last report (a few days ago). They might deny having any, so just be nice and explain that you saw this online that someone else got one just this week.

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