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(Solved)A huge issue. Need help.

post #1 of 20
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Okay, so I got this MAC off of a friend, well, it doesn't use OS X. It's current OS is OS 9.2. Now I want to upgrade it to OS X 10.3 but I keep getting this single error. "Startup disc was not able to select the install CD as the startup disc (-2)"
Someone please help.
Edited by Paratrooper1n0 - 8/9/11 at 3:47am
post #2 of 20
Put another disc in to see if it's the optical drive that is giving you problems.
post #3 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smykster View Post
Put another disc in to see if it's the optical drive that is giving you problems.
It reads the installation disc and wants to run it, but the computer won't let it be an startup disc.
post #4 of 20
which mac is it?
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What mac is it? g3, g4?
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post #6 of 20
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It's the iMac G4. (Sorry, thought I included that part)
post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0 View Post
It's the iMac G4. (Sorry, thought I included that part)
Hmm, i guess you don't have a tiger disc... is the disc burned or original?

Also, are you starting installation within the OS or are you holding the C key at startup?
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post #8 of 20
And is it a retail disk or a model-specific disk?
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post #9 of 20
Did you mount and burn the disc correctly?
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post #10 of 20
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It's a tiger disc, that's for sure as the MAC recognizes it. It's the fact that the MAC will not allow bootup from the disc which is the problem.
Yes. it is a burned disc since I do not have access to a retail copy.
Yes, the disc was burned correctly.
I've tried holding the C key and from the OS and it won't do it.
Edited by Paratrooper1n0 - 8/4/11 at 3:30pm
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