[PB] Since we're already OT... (Loading OS X on G3)

Eric F Crist ecrist at secure-computing.net
Fri Jul 1 14:44:03 PDT 2005

I think you're correct about the bad installation media.  I kept  
getting software crashes.

My former roommate was a salesman for Apple last fall, so he has an  
"Apple Internal" copy of 10.3.5 sitting around.  The install goes  
perfectly the first time.  However, upon restart, I see the OS X  
startup screen, but then I get a black screen followed by some up- 
beat music.  Another restart, and for a few seconds I see a blue  
border and a movie start, then another blank screen followed by the  
up-beat music.

Unless I hear another suggestion, I'm going to try and connect a 17"  
flat panel to this thing and see if I can at least get through the  

Thanks for your advice.


On Jul 1, 2005, at 9:28 AM, Ralph Lewis wrote:

> You could have a Tiger CD failure, I installed tiger yesterday on a  
> customers Sage iMac, and have a graphite in the shop on running  
> tiger. The machine was running system 9.0 I installed System 9.2.2  
> as the The Firmware update required 9.1 or better. I used Firmware  
> update 4.1.9f1 then installed Tiger and  everything worked fine.
> On Jul 1, 2005, at 9:05 AM, Eric F Crist wrote:
>> This isn't a book.  This is an iMac, one of those colorful ones.   
>> It's graphite, with built-in fire wire.
>>> I think Tiger will only install with machines that have built-in
>>> Firewire.  Thus, it may just be that your book may be too old?
>>>> I just acquired an iMac DV with a 500 MHz G3, 256MB ram, and a 30GB
>>>> HD.  I'm trying to install Mac OS 10.4, but the system keeps  
>>>> failing
>>>> about 95% of the way through.  I have the software restore disks  
>>>> that
>>>> were original with the system and I have fully restored the  
>>>> original
>>>> software.  From the web pages I've browsed, I need to update from
>>>> 9.0.4 to 9.1 and then upgrade to the 5.4.1 firmware version.
>>>> All of these items seem to have completed successfully, but my OS
>>>> 10.4 installation continues to fail.
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