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Subject:   Cant install Tiger on iMac
Date:   2006-12-31 02:40:58
From:   pierrejoaquin
Hi there, I've searched through various threads but could not find the answer I'm looking for. So I hope I'm not repeating this question.
I'm trying to upgrade to Tiger on my imac G4. While my installation disk is in the drive at boot up, it brings me to open firm ware.
I type in mac-boot to continue, however, i just get a flashing "finder icon / question mark" repeatedly.
I then have to a hard boot and eject the disk to continue.
I've checked on the apple site to see if I should update my firmware, however it indicates that my iMac (2003) doesn't require one.
Then I removed my security setting by typing "setenv security-mode none".
Still the same result.
Please help thanks!
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  • Cant install Tiger on iMac
    2007-01-23 05:06:49  photogeis [View]

    It sounds like your apple installe ram might be bad, If you bought apple care when you got your imac open the box and look for a cd or dvd with the red apple on it. Start up from that cd by holdinng down option and choosing the middle option (OF). It should come up with a apple system diagnostic logo and then a window to run test. If it stays on the logo screen and then brings up the firmware text at the bottom then you probably need to get new ram. Hope that helps.
  • Cant install Tiger on iMac
    2007-01-23 05:00:07  photogeis [View]

    It sounds like your apple installed ram might be bad, If you bought apple care when you got your imac open the box and look for a cd or dvd with the red apple on it. Start up from that cd by holdinng down option and choosing the middle option (OF). It should come up with a apple system diagnostic logo and then a window to run test. If it stays on the logo screen and then brings up the firmware text at the bottom then you probably need to get new ram. Hope that helps.