IMac PPC :: Imac G3 Installation Of Tiger Cd Won't Boot?

May 14, 2012

I have the CD version of tiger and am trying to install it to a recently purchased iMac G3. The Installer installs disc 1, resets, but doesn't boot up to install disc 2, it simply asks again to install disc 1. The Mac for some reason will not boot from the installed software and therefore I cannot complete installation. Can anyone figure out why the mac refuses to boot from the HD in order to install disc 2?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4)

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Jul 19, 2010

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