Powerbook G3 pismo and mac os x

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I have a powerbook g3 pismo, mac os x 10.3.9 installed, and I am about to upgrade it to Tiger. But aparantly there is something wrong with the disk. When I put the disk in my powerbook, i double click "install mac os x", and it says to restart. So i do, but the Install program doesnt show up (no language selection,etc). I even tried holding down the "c" button at startup but the same thing happens. Basicly it will just boot into Panther, nothing more. Can anyone help? I would apprciate it.

-shyguy345

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HELP

why isnt anyone here. you gotta help me

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Tiger on a Pismo

Hey,

The first question is: Will Tiger go on a Pismo. I have a Pismo and a Tiger install disk but I've never tried to install it. I'll try later to boot from the Tiger install and see what happens. Anybody here got Tiger on a Pismo?

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To use Tiger on a G3 I believ

To use Tiger on a G3 I believe you need the help of XPostFacto or whatever its proper name is.

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yes.

yes.

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yes.

yes.

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OMG SORRY FOR DUBBLE POST.

OMG SORRY FOR DUBBLE POST.

in case u didnt know i am talking to u willam.

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I don't . . .

Hey,

I don't care if you double post. We gots mods for that. Have you tried or confirmed that you need XPostFacto to put Tiger on your Pismo?

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Tiger will install on any Mac

Tiger will install on any Mac with factory FireWire, IIRC. It installed from the CD set on my G3 iBook.

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now what

i tried xpostfacto and open firmware with no luck.

and using the "disk utility" it said that the volume header is damaged. but i cant repair the cd, since I cant boot from it.

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There is no way the Disc Util

There is no way the Disc Utility is going to fix the CD as it is a read-only media. (Unless you are using a burned copy on a CD/DVD-RW)

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powerbook pismo

i recently picked up a pismo for £20 pounds from market...
It had no ram and no hard drive, which i've since added.
Anyway, i'm think that the back of the pismo looks a liitle weird where the power supply is supposed to go in.....
There's a hole with a piece of brone coloured metal spearing out from the middle. I was under the impression that it ought to look like the power receptor at the back of my 1400....?!?!?

should it look like a protruding bronze rod from an otherwise dark space????

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Tiger runs just fine on Pismo

Tiger runs just fine on Pismo, with no help needed from XPostFacto. Mine is a 400MHz model, with 1GB RAM and 80GB HD.

The trouble may be with your DVD-ROM drive. Do you have a FW DVD drive you could try instead?

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small reminder

Did you try holding down Command-Shift-Option-Delete at startup to get the machine to ignore the internal HD, giving it no choice but to boot from the CD?

OK, first, establish that the CD drive is OK by booting from any other bootable disk. Satisfied with that, then maybe the Tiger disc you have isn't bootable on that machine. Is it a retail Tiger or one that shipped with another Mac?

The Pismo did have a higher than average number of failed DVD-ROM units, so it may be faulty, but I have had faulty Hard Drives prevent the OS X disc from booting.

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I have Tiger running on a G3

I have Tiger running on a G3 Pismo 400Mhz.

Nobody asked above, but are you using a retail version of Tiger. An installer from another model Mac won't work.

Cheers, Tom

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I have Tiger running on a G3

I have Tiger running on a G3 Pismo 400Mhz.

Nobody asked above, but are you using a retail version of Tiger. An installer from another model Mac won't work.

Cheers, Tom

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Re: now what, Firmware Update?

shyguy345 wrote:

i tried xpostfacto and open firmware with no luck.

and using the "disk utility" it said that the volume header is damaged. but i cant repair the cd, since I cant boot from it.

Something I did on my Pismo was to use software update. Amazing they still support it after 8 years!

I was running OS 9.21 which was very unstable, constantly crashing. I got the 9.22 update but most importantly the latest PowerBook Firmware Update. Nice and smooth now (well, except iCab 3, but that is another story...) Maybe that would help?

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thx guys. problem solved by d

thx guys. problem solved by downloading backup Tiger install disk from the torrents.

-shyguy345

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Glad you solved it

shyguy345 wrote:

thx guys. problem solved by downloading backup Tiger install disk from the torrents.
-shyguy345

With the need for backup copies of LEGAL software in a pinch, there is indeed a LEGAL use for torrents! DCMA not withstanding - But I don't think the DCMA would actually stand up in courts against fair use. Everything needs to be backed up, including DVDs and now HD Movies in your choice of digital flavors.

Now where did I put my collection of Neil Young albums?!? Wait, all I need is Google to find them! ;^)

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