Imac g4 blue screen

rick - Jan 17, 2009 at 09:23 AM
 lofttroll - Jan 27, 2009 at 12:22 AM
So i went and bought tiger to upgrade my old imac g4....was going fine until the end of disc 1 it all of a sudden went to a blue screen with nothing but the cursor. I let it sit there for over an hour and nothing. I restarted it with the disc and without the disc and still nothing but the blue screen. I even restarted it with disc 2 and still nothing. Any ideas??? I believe that panther was totally erased during the installation of tiger.......

1 reply

several possibilities

first of all your sys may not have had at least 256 mb of ram

second If older I mac may have had only a small Hard drive and by time you finished install not enough space to run start up script

third the HD may have had issues (did you do a disk maintenance check pre install?)

To check for Hd issue place Disk 1 in drive and boot using it (Hold "C" while Computer boots)
Once past welcome (select language window) use drop down menus on top bar find and run DISK UTILITIES