ibook G4 1.33 12" came with mac os 10.4.2 or 10.4.4?

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  1. macgrecia

    macgrecia New Member

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    Hi again PMUGers!

    After searching google, I found out that I can only install either mac os 10.4.2 or 10.4.4. If this is true then it could be the reason why I can't install even the retail version.

    Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. berniedd

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    Well, according to Mactracker, this model initially shipped with 10.4.2 and later shipped with 10.4.4. Maybe your retail dvd installer is defective?
     
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    @macgrecia: the latest OS X you can install with your iBook is OS X Leopard 10.5.8 (free upgrade if you have at least 10.5.0). For OS X Tiger, you can upgrade free up to 10.4.11.

    If you can't install your retail OS X installer, it could be for other reasons: faulty installer, faulty optical drive, faulty HDD, lack of system resources for the latest OS X Leopard (see system requirements) or simply one of those quirks that happen when you try installing the latest on older hardware.

    Solution: use target disk mode through firewire connection to install the OS X you want by way of a better hardware Mac. Its like making your iBook an external drive and using the newer Mac as your installer host machine. You'll need firewire ports, a firewire 400 cable (with firewire 800 adapter if the newer mac uses firewire 800), and the newer mac, that will host your installation process to your iBook's HDD. I suggest you do a clean install and not simply an upgrade to avoid future complications. hope this helps :)
     
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    Something is wrong with your hardware. Bring it to Ynzal already. Google will no longer solve your problem.
     
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    that's what i told him...
    1. he was able to install jaguar but the OS doesn't function well.
    2. i tried to install os x tiger retail via external firewire harddrive, black screen after the apple bootup logo.
    3. i tried to install os x leopard retail via external firewire harddrive, it continues but hangs/freezes randomly.
     
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    macdrive007 Well-Known Member

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    yup, hardware problem. another iBook chiclet expiring. last ray of hope: spike888ph of tipidpc
     
  7. macgrecia

    macgrecia New Member

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    I see, big thanks for the help guys.

    BTW, I already talked to Ynzal and will pay a visit within the week, hopefully...

    I'll keep you posted, GodSpeed to us all!!!

    @mark_17
    Big Tnx to you bro for helping me as well though I was hoping we could do the target disk option you suggested...
     
    #7 macgrecia, Feb 23, 2010
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