[iBook] Panther Installation

Tom R. no spam tr5374 at csc.albany.edu
Wed Aug 27 15:03:15 PDT 2008

If that were a grey screen with rotating line, I could
say I've seen it trying to boot from an OS10.3 installer
CD when the unit (old iMacs) didn't have enough RAM.
Also when trying to boot old units from newer AppleCare
diagnostics OS10.3 CD.  So now my best guess would
be do the try new RAM.  OWC (eshop.macsales.com) often
has good prices on good quality RAM for older units.


On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Peter Nevett wrote:
 . . .
> I took your advice and followed the steps outlined earlier: boot from
> OS 9 cd, zero the hard drive, reformat, boot from OS X cd.
> Then nothing!  Just a blue screen with an endlessly rotating line.
 . . .
> Any more suggestions? Maybe I need to replace the memory?
 . . .

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