It features a new theme called aqua which replaces platinum from mac os 8 and 9. How to modify an os x install disc to work on other computers. In order to install on the powerbook with this install disc, the. I have put in a new hard drive and g4 does not want to install software goes to folder for about 2 seconds then grey apple then a grey circle with line thru it. Can i install off the usb instead of the disc drive. Lubuntu uses lxdelxqt and a selection of light applications. I do have a macbook pro running mac os x version 10. A complete tutorial on how to install ubuntu linux on a powerbook g4 powerpc machine. And i download the alternate install cd link, right.
It is based off the unix kernel and provides compatibility with x11. The last few generations of macs which could boot mac os 9 require a modelspecific 9. Heres one method to reset the password without the install disc. Im not sure what you mean by wouldnt register the disc but to boot an older ibook powerbook from the optical drive, just hold down the c button as soon as you power on. My optical drive does not work anymore, so this is how i install os x on my machine. If you do download and install mac os x snow leopard, you can continue to obtain combo updates all the way through mac os x 10. It is a conglomoration of nextstep, aux, and mac os 9. Revive a powerpc mac running linux the mac observer. Because of this, lubuntu has very low hardware requirements. Where can i download the install disk for apple community.
Hold down the altoption key as soon as you boot the powerbook, then after a bit click on the install disc, and as soon as you click the icon hold the commandapple and v keys down until the apple logo goes away and the screen. How to restore an ibook g4 to factory settings this video shows you how to restore an ibook g4 to factory settings simple without disk. Ubuntu on powerbook g4 discussion in linux general discussion started by wiihass, oct 3. Looking through mactracker, only the original powerbook g4 jan 2001 to oct 2001 would be old enough to boot from 9. I am using the powerbook g4 15inch and 17inch software install and restore install disk mac os version 10. The super drive on the 80gb hard drive takes cdsdvds but does not eject them, or recognize them. Download apple macintosh powerbook g4 windows 7 drivers. This is a bad thing, but at least i learned how to do some cool things with my mac at boot time.
Solved old powerbook g4 wont boot from any install disc. Powerbook g4 cddvd drive not recognized mac support. Ubuntu on powerbook g4 afterdawn discussion forums. A driver restore disk works with a windows disk to return your apple macintosh powerbook g4 windows 7 back to the original factory setup. With the computer turned on, insert the disc with the label facing up into the drive slot until you feel the drive catch the disc and take it. How would you install debian linux on a powerbook g4. If anyone has trouble getting this burned disc to be seen during the initial disc boot phase, ive found the g4g5 factory optical drives are pretty terrible at reading burned dvds. I did not get any of the disc s for the computer because it was a school sale, so i have no idea how i can installed the system so i can use them. Your friends powerbook g4 is probably too new to be supported by your universal 9.
Can someone give me more detailed info on what to enter. Now i have found that somewhere along the line over the past 45 years ive lost the install disks for my powerbook. Apple powerbook g4 dvdrom for mac free download and. The last of the g4 towers, this model was originally introduced in 2002, briefly evolved into an os xonly configuration with firewire 800 in 2003, then returned to.
Mac powerbook g4 needs latest os, will the install. Apple powerbook g4 15inch and 17inch software install. I should also mention that i installed mac os x 10. I made a live usb stick of the os x install disc this way.
Repair how to install windows 7 on powerbook g4 windows. Installing leopard on powerbook via target disk from. View and download apple powerbook g4 service source online. Accoding to your post stating model a1010 or a1104, you will have no problem wiht any 10. I didnt have an installation cd, nor the time to order one. In this tutorial ill show how you can put ubuntu linux on a powerbook g4 and resurrect one of these durable old laptops from the dead. I need to delete the previous owners info and set it up for me. Select and install software installation step failed. I dont have the hardware to test this, but the files seem to be intact. Apple powerbook g4 15inch and 17inch software install and restore disc mac os x version 10. Award winners versus best headphones best laptops best phones best tvs best speakers best routers best smart home best tablets best digital cameras best hard drives best av. In this topic, we share the download links of all macos x versions from 10.
Do you want to breathe life back into your old powerbook or powerpc machine. Get the best deals on mac os x install disc and find everything youll need to improve your home office setup at. Powerbook g4 no password or install discs solved ccm. In system profiler the disc burning section says no burning device was found. Where can i download the install disk for powerbook g4 i recently replaced my hardrive because mine stopped working. With the right tools you can install your powerbooks memory module, hard drive, or optical drive right in the comfort of your own home. Download lubuntu, a fast and lightweight linux operating system. Lost installation disc for powerbook g4 apple community. Mac powerbook g4 needs latest os, will the install disc i have work. Superdrive dvdcd upgrades for apple powerbook g4 models. Powerbook g4 15inch and 17inch mac os x install disk v. I needed to restore an old g4 powerbook back to factory settings.
Past operating systems are not available in the app store, but here is our guide on how to download old os x versions. The powermac g4 mdd was apples last mac capable of dualbooting into both mac os 9 and os x. Try booting the install disc in verbose mode by holding the commandapplev keys after selecting the disc in the boot menu. I bought a powerbook g4 from an individual without the install discs. The program cant find or doesnt recognize the internal cddvd disc player writer. But by booting from a mac os x install disc and using the included disc utility to restore the files from a usb version of your image directly to the hard disc, it worked just fine. I am trying to run lacie lightscribe labeler version 1. Ive inherited a powerbook g4 operating os x but whilst i have the deceaseds login name, i dont have the password or installation disk to reset the password. Uncompress unzip the related download and place it on install ram powerbook g4 with or endorsed by apple inc. Powerbook g4 15 original restore discs mac parts and send in mac repair service for your apple macbook, macbook pro, imac, iphone or ipad. I cannot get fedora or gentoo to boot this way yet. It also adds the dock as a place to launch applications not dissimilar to the underused. Im trying to boot an old powerbook g4 macbook to do a clean install. Powerbook g4 hard drive install april 2010 forums cnet.
I think after i do that then i will be able to boot my computer from the linux ubuntu alternate install disc. How to remove a stuck disc from the slotload powerbook g4 12inch 1. Page 62 to install or use programs from a cd or dvd disc, follow these steps. Apple macintosh powerbook g4 windows 7 drivers free download. I guess after that i just follow the directions on the screen.586 1061 738 1256 272 688 1556 100 229 519 542 658 308 1517 632 979 994 949 1239 1277 302 1190 29 1504 1336 1535 246 1171 1406 694 11 502 1 1214 1414 869 545 654