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Can't install 10.3

I nhave an ibook that runs on 10.2 and i want to updated to 10.3 i have the cd but whrn the computer restar, the screen shows the mac-boot. what i'm i doing wrong?

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You can try to force it to start from the cd by holding the C key when it starts. If this doesn't work, it won't boot from the disk, either because the disk is bad (bad copy or scratched) or because the drive isn't working properly. When OS X is up and running, try using the disk. You should be able to install OS X 10.3 from the operating system. If it doesn't mount the disk when you have the computer running, then, again, the disk or drive is bad. Check other disks to make sure the drive is working and then try to get another copy of 10.3.

Posted on May 23, 2008

I accidently said "too bad!" anyway, your iBook may have an open firmware password. This would prevent booting from a CD.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

Too bad

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its like when u first put widows on it asks you for company name ha ha then it crashes

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