Just decided to use an old ibook g3 I had sitting around for travel purposes. Installed Tiger and upgraded to 10.4.11. Downloaded Skype 2.8 (was the only one available) when you try to open skype, crashes. Anyone know what to do?
I have a G3 iBook, 600MHz, 2 USB slots, 1 firewire slot, DVD ROM/CDRW with 640Mb. I bought a Tiger DVD which on the front says: "Mac OS X Tiger. Includes Xcode 2. Install DVD. Version 10.4.6." It came as new, inside a Mac OS X box (no grey installation discs - just 1 black DVD). But...it won't install on my iBook. In fact, it won't even mount on my desktop! I've tried holding "C" on startup but that won't help. Incidentally, I can't repair permissions (I just get "No valid packages (-9997)") but that seems to be the only thing going on with my Mac! Any ideas to get this show on the road?
my ibook 800mhz g3 isn't booting up. I just turned it on one day & it showed the apple logo as usual, it went to the Starting up screen, and then it just disappears and i'm left with a blue screen, and the mouse sometimes appears for about 10 seconds and then it goes away. i've tried formatting, installing an earlier operating system, using a boot cd, booting from an external hard drive, everything.
I've got a ibook 1.2 ghz w/ 1.25 gigs of ram. I'm going to be using it for school. Just some word processing, email/internet, and music. It came with panther and it has the latest updates.. Is it worth it to get Tiger for it? Will I notice a huge difference? Things are alright now, but I'm used to my MBP zipping through everything. I know it won't ever be as zippy as the MBP, but will Tiger make a huge difference?
my problem is the following, I have an Ibook G3 which Disk Drive is busted. So i'm trying to install Tiger To it (PPC) by using Target Disk or Disk Target (w/e) mode connecting it with my Mac Book Pro. I restored the Ibook with the disk utility on the MBP putting as source the installer for tiger which I ripped off the img file from the the retail version I bought. And so I rstored it to the HD of the Ibook, takes about 15-10min(Maybe less) and done. When I turn on My Ibook it automatically boots into the installing of OS X process. Everything goes smooth until I get to the part that I have to choose the destination but I can't choose anything because the HD for the Ibook won't show, it doesnt show any possible destination for me to save to. I have read the read me files and everything on the software and about the option botton on the "destination" part but the botton cannot be selected. I read something about the formatt of the Ibook for tiger to work and I have it in "Extended (Jornaled)" and i'm upgrading it from Mac 9 classic, but the drivers for mac 9 aren't installed since I accidentally (w/o knowing) erased everything on the hard drive the first time I did this with the Disk utility.
I've got an old Ibook G4 with Panther and Ilife installed - I want to update to Tiger but keep Ilife - I have a retail copy of Tiger that doesn't include Ilife... What is the cleanest way for me to install Tiger and keep Ilife ?
my hard drive freaked out on my g3 ibook so i went to reinstall tiger on it...i can't get it to boot from an external dvd rom and start the instalation process...it gets a kernel panic and the only thing i can do is shut it off...is there anything that i'm not doing or is the hard drive fubar'd?
I recently recived a iBook G3, Specs are 600Mhz, 635Mb Ram, 20Gb HDD. I go to install OS X Tiger and it either shows "You Have To Restart Your Computer......) or a System Failure: CPU=0 (Unaligned Stack) error. This is as it boots the CD for install. When it spits the error code in the background is the apple boot screen
I recently bought an iBook with a 1.33 GHz processor, 1 GB of ram, and a 60 GB hard drive. It's still 3 to 8 days until it gets delivered, but I was doing some thinking, and couldn't decide between Tiger and Leopard. It comes with Tiger and iLife (not sure what version of iLife). My brother has a Leopard install disk that he says he'll lend me if I want to install it. I am leaning toward Leopard, but only because it has a nicer GUI, in my opinion at least. I'll probably use Tiger on it for a week before deciding to whether upgrade or not.
I've got a Tiger Retail Disc that I've used on 2 previous machines without a hitch.Now, I urgently need to install Tiger on a 12" 800mhz iBook G3, yet after thirty minutes, it tells me to Try Again!Some erros tell me that there are essential files that can't be copied."Unable to copy package source file /System/Installation/Packages/Essentials.pkg/Contents/Resources/BundleVersions.plist"Some files for Essentials may not have been written correctly"
I have an external firewire drive and I made an iso of Tiger (from Original CD). I used Disk Utility to make what I think to be a bootable firewire drive.I selected the ISO as the source and the External as the Destination. When I hook up the external to the ibook and hold down the options key I have a gray screen with a refresh and and right pointing arrow.
I recently have recieved an ibook with osx 10.3.9 that doesnt have any wireless internet. Since i have a wireless adapter, i decided to install it on so i can use this computer for internet. Since the driver for the installer is only for newer osx versions i decided to upgrade my os. I knew that my cd-rw/dvd-rom drive isnt working so i booted disk1 of the cd-installation from my old ipod. Now it wants disk 2 and when i put in my ipod with the second disk it wont continue installation.
A friend of mine gave me her old iBook G4 so I can fix it. Something was wrong with it (half the applications are missing, spotlight reindexes every time it restarts etc). So I'm just gonna reinstall everything from the ground up. My question is though, should I install Tiger again or would Leopard be better? The only thing I am afraid of is that Leopard would slow down the iBook since it's an older Laptop. Here are the specs:
A friend of mine got an iBook G4 14" with a 60GB HD that wasn't working, so he exchanged the HD, but now he is not able to get the iBook up and running because he doesn't have the installation DVDs for Tiger or any other OSX
My question is, could I use my OSX installation DVD (Tiger) in order to install Tiger to his iBook and get it up and running? I have my original installation DVDs and everything that came with my iBook, but I don't know if those will only work with my computer, or if they're limited to be installed in one computer at a time.
three times today, and once yesterday, my iBook with 10.4.11 has been acting odd. More than normal.On Safari, the downloads window pops up, and says "Desktop-X" has downloaded. A small blank white rectangle icon in the Download window shows, called "Desktop-X", so I clear it. I have things from Safari to download to the Desktop, but it's not there.I find it, but it's not a file. It's now an empty folder, and it's sitting in my Home folder. There are three of them. "Desktop-1, Desktop-2, Desktop-3"
I'm trying to install Skype (for mac latest version) on an ibook G4 (running 10.3.9). Should be compatible. It downloads okay. It drags to the applications folder okay. It won't launch, however. If you try and launch it nothing happens. The menu bar doesn't change. Other applications download okay and run okay - but not Skype. I've tried deleting it completely and then downloading it again about 4 times and same problem each time. I tried dragging a shortcut to the dock, too, but it won't launch from that either.
I have a iBook G3 laptop that has a new hard drive that has been formatted. I can't boot my Tiger DVD off the iBook when pressing the letter C. I receive a blinking folder icon. When I hook a firewire cable from the iBook to my Mac Pro running Leopard I can boot off the DVD. After I click on English as my language I receive a dialogue box stating I can't install Tiger on my Mac Pro. When I go to Disk Utility it does see the formatted new hard drive. I want to get Tiger on the new hard drive.
Im fairly new to the Mac world and I recently got my boyfriend's Ibook G4 version 10.4.11 (Tiger?)
I looked up how to reset it to factory default settings and once I did that, every application was gone. Even safari. I have been looking up ways to get it back onto the computer because I cant do anything on it now. I tried using a USB and putting a version of Safari (the .dmg file) that I thought would work on it, but when i try to open it, an error pops up. I dont know what to do.
I'm running Tiger (with the latest software updates) on my old 12" iBook and in the last week it has started a LOVELY behavior of chewing through the 1.5-2GB free on the hard drive after it has been up and running for 5-20 minutes. The only recourse I've found is a reboot. I think it's tied more to the browser than the OS, but I've tried using Firefox, Safari, and Opera with the same result.
I have a Ibook G4 that I cannot install tiger to .. I have two problems...
1. When I start with a retail version of Tiger (at least that's what ebay said.) it shows me the grey apple, nice and sharp, and then the screen changes to a horrible, horrible 2 color black and white dithered image of two mighty mouses showing me to add batteries and turn it on. The installer hangs here without a mouse.
2. Since I have a USB mouse (not mighty) I plugged it in and the installation continues but it's still in the horrid black and white dithering (grayscale) that I got on the insert mouse screen.
I can barely read a thing it's that bad... just horrible dithered black and white.
It's not the screen because booting Arch Linux shows a perfect colored frame buffer and the folder with the question mark has proper colors.
Why is an Ibook G4 demanding that I install a mighty mouse to continue installation? How come the track pad will not do? (and yes the track pad does work.)
I bought this machine second hand is it possible that the system firmware is updated to a wrong version?
Because when I check the system info it says Powerbook6,7
I have a G3 iBook 700Mhz, 384MB, 20GB with 16MB VRAM. I really want Tiger, but am a bit worried about buying it, installing it, and then finding it runs real bad. So can anyone put my mind at rest? Anyone here have experience of Tiger running on a similar spec machine? In particular, how does it cope with spotlight and dashboard - and do the traditional features, like Expose still work really well? And how does Safari compare speed wise? If it is as fast or faster than Panther, then I will be ordering Tiger later today.
When I select Restart or Shut Down from the Apple menu, all of my apps close, but then it just sits there showing the desktop pattern. The cursor remains live. Nothing else happens. I have to hit ctrl-opt-power to force a power down.
This happens regardless of which account I'm logged into. (I have an extra "safety" account that I never use for anything. It has admin privileges.)
It also happens if I click Restart or Shut Down in the Login screen.
It also happens if I force reboot into Safe Mode and then try to Restart or Shut Down.
This iBook (see sig below) has a brand new HD in it, and I just spent an entire day doing a fresh reinstall of Tiger and all of my apps.
I have a G3 iBook and just the other day the display stopped working. There were no signs of the display going bad, it's just went. Am I able to boot the iBook via Target Disk Mode on my PowerBook and run the iBook Hardware Test CD on it? Also, can I reboot my PowerBook and choose the iBook as the startup volume?
I know how to do Target Disk Mode but the latter I'm not sure about.
I have an ibook G3 dual usb which was running Tiger but after an update to 10.4.11 I think it is, was running very slowly and the browser (i tried safari, camino and firefox) was constantly crashing. I have a back-up copy of retail Tiger on DVD as my original disc is scratched and no longer reads.I erased the hdd in hope of a clean install, but when I tried to boot from the dvd it just showed up with the flashing ? I know the disc will boot as it works in my G4 powerbook.
I'm trying to install a retail version of OS X Tiger on an iBook G3 600mhz but all I'm getting is a blue screen after the initial grey screen with white apple logo. I've managed to get OS X Panther on it no problem but Tiger is just not playing ball. I'm having to boot up in Target Disk mode or use an external Firewire DVD player and it does the same thing every time. What I can say is that the iBook only has 128mb of RAM at present but I'm upgrading that in a day or two and I didn't think that would necessarily prevent the OS from being installed. Oh and it doesn't need a firmware upgrade.