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I just put 2new harddrives n my g4mac desk do i reboot my sytem.i have a startup disk for mac and tiger x disk cant get them to work

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Make sure the hardrives and dvd drives are configured correctly i.e master /slave and the rest then insert the mac os x 10.4 tiger cd into the dvd drive and turn the mac off then on mac os x installer will start then go to disk utility in the utilitys folder format the hardrives then install tiger then enjoy :)

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