I have ibook g4- when i put os cd to install a new system hd doesn't appear
- when i run disk utility to formate hd it apears but the screen freez . i trayed meany times & i had the same result.pls tell me what can i do ,is there any boatable program can fix this problem.
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Re: ibook g4 freez
Freezing is a HD problem. Do you hear clicking sometimes? Sometimes on boot up is there a foler with a questionmark in it? I would get your hard drive looked at, this is the reason disc utility fails. Your hard drive has a hiccup.
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boot from an install or system CD, after selecting english the next page has a menu along the top, select utilities and then disk utility, if the HD is ok it will show up when the daisy or beach ball stops spinning, if it does not you will need a utility like disk warrior, if there then select repair disk, when this has run select repair permisssions, this is slow. when done go back to utilities (you may have to quit disk utility and open the utility folder again and select start up disk, your HD should show up, select it and restart. if this fails you have to try am archive and install.
The disc will eject if you start with the clicker pressed (same with a mouse) the machine is OK but cannot find a viable OS boot from a Cd and in the top menu find the utilities folder, in there find disk utility and if the hd shows up select it and select repair disk, if that runs select repair permissions, then go back to utilities and find start up disc and select rour hd and restart
Get the gray OS discs specific for the PowerBook. Your iBook gray discs won't work. You can also install the OS by getting a black label retail version disc of whatever cat you like- Panther or Tiger. If the software installs, but you hear noises or get the spinning beach ball of death, then the hard drive is fu.k.d up. You then have to open up the computer and install a new hard drive and re-install the OS. Good luck old chap. Cheers.
Boot off the install disk with nothing else attached to the PC. ( external hard drives especially ). Choose ‘Terminal’ in the ‘Utilities’ menu Then (substituting the correct values for your setup), type: diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk0 1 GPTFormat JournaledHFS+ my-hard-disk 111G It’s all one line and hit return at the end. You should see progress information, followed by a neat table giving the new formatting that has been applied. ‘/dev/disk0’ is how the operating system refers to the first whole disk
in the system.
Then, the ‘1’ here signifies that you want one volume only on the drive.
replace ‘my-hard-disk’ with the volume name you want to use. This is
the name of the disk as it appears in the finder.
Replace ‘111G’ with the size of the disk in
gigabytes. It’s usually about the same as the disk, and as the
partitioning software will stretch a single partition to fill the disk
it doesn’t matter too much. 111G was the value used for a 120GB HDD, because I knew that it wasn’t really 120GB.
Hope this is of some help. If not a solution ( hard one to do over the net :) ) hopefully it will point you into a solution.
Time to completely erase the hard drive.Start up from your install CD with latest version that will run on this Blue and White.. Don't expect to save any existing files. Just do a complete erase and reinstall via disk utilitly and then your os disc... let me know how it goes..
The Clamshell iBook 366 doesn't officially support Tiger, but can usually be installed using 'XPostFacto'. (You can get it here http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/XPostFacto/ It's open source software but you still might find some aspects of Tiger don't work.
You need to run the disk utility program to repair disk permissions. It is in the applications folder, in utilities, first aid. If the iBook won't let you run that program, you will need to boot from the Tiger CD and run the disk utility from there.
The final revision of Tiger is 10.4.11. Once you have your system in order you will want to check for Apple updates. This can be found under the apple menu at the top of your screen or in system preferences.