Question about Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook
I just purchased a G4 online and am downloading the operating system--there are three initial CDs. After the second things stopped cold, so I restarted and now I think it's "searching" for the rest of the operating system, or the third CD---it's been on login window, trying to load for about 20 minutes. I think it wants my third CD, the rest of the system, but how do I download it?
I also had to redo the first CD, because my cable unconnected, so that may be another issue.
The third CD is already inserted.
Can I get rid of what is on there and start fresh?????
Firstly, you should use the word "install" rather than "download." "Download" is technically correct but implies you're doing something illegal, and you don't want people to get that impression.
Shut down your computer, then place the first disc back in the drive. Hold down the "C" key on your keyboard to boot from the disc and start installing MacOSX from the beginning again. When asked, you should choose to do a "clean install" (though you will lose all data on the hard drive). You may have to select "Options" or something similar to get the option to do a clean install. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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