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Did you try booting up in "Safe Mode"? Hold down the Shift Key whilst it's starting up.
Does the Mac try to boot up from the installation disk? If not, hold down "C" whilst it starts up. This will force it to try and start from the CD. Do and "Archive and Install" *not* an "Erase and Install".
Macster, I was getting ready to grovel at your feet. Booted to the Install disc, Archive and reinstall selected, all going well. An hour or so into the installation, Please insert Mac OS X Desc 2 disc to continue installation.
In she goes. Out she comes again. Wipe wipe, scrutinize for any possible scratches, but it's not something that's been used much. In she goes. Out she comes again. Automatic eject. Just as I was getting excited. There's a description for girls like that.
Sorry to hear you are still having trouble. As there are two disks, are you installing 10.3 or 10.4? As I remember, 10.4 came on a single DVD.
If the Mac will let you, do another "Archive and Install". As there are two disks, it might be worth trying to avoid having to use the second one by clicking the "Customize" button on one of the installer pages. De-select anything you don't want. One of the longest parts of the Mac OS installation is the different language sets. If you just install the English one, it will take less time and may be more successful.
If you are using the original installer disks which came with your iMac, it may well be trying to install all the applications which originally came with the Mac. Again, use the "Customize" button to avoid installing all those apps again.
Yes, I noticed the amount of time devoted to things I didn't need, but I thought I'd just do it by the book. The problem is of course, that my computer disks were for Tiger 9, 10.4.1 came via automatic updates so I don't have a disk for them.
I'm a little confused by "Tiger 9". "Tiger" was the name given to Mac OS X 10.4, which was superseded by "Leopard" Mac OS X 10.5. I assumed you meant it came with 10.3.9? (10.3 was "Panther", incidentally!). However, you would have needed a 10.4 disk to install Tiger.
When I click on a clickable name to download what should have downloaded after the aforementioned clicking ( sorry for the convoluted sentence there!!) the download just about begins after going on to the appropriate new URL, but, within a fraction of a second, reverts to the previous page -- and the d/l does NOT happen.
At times -- though not always! -- I can still manage to do the d/l by a Control-click.
This has especially been happening if I go to any of those free software offers etc. For example, I tried THIS but was just NOT able to achieve the d/l any which way I tried!!
For the life of me, I cannot suss out what wrong have I done!
That's because links ain't what they used to be. They're not always hard links to what it is you want to download.
I suggest getting with the program. System Preferences/Mouse and set your secondary button to "right click", or if you've got a MacBook or MacBook Pro enable two-finger right clicking. Ctrl-click went out with OS9
A couple of years ago I purchased a Kensington 70W power adapter to give external power to ones mac when sitting in the Rolls or in the BBJ and it has given sterling service to date. However, the Smart Tip has broken....not so smart . There are various tips that fit into the power adapter for laptop, phone, ipod etc, various country's power sockets etc and that gives incredible flexibility.
The tip that I need is the 'N23' which sounds like a picturesque road in France, but is in reality the one needed to fit into an older (non magnetic) power connection in various Macs. I have sent a mail to Kensington because the Mac no longer appears to be catered for on their website and apart from an automated reply have heard nothing back.
I thought that perhaps as the PPRuNeing macs travel a lot they might also be in the same boat as I and could help out, as the normal (old) charger is not so good for travelling apart from in a hotel or such.
I tried that link and all it did was tell me which tip that I needed, which is old news I filled out the form, but all that did was tell me that as I already had an iPod adapter tip I didn't need another, again and again
However they did provide another address for contact, so a missive (pleading) help has been sent and let's hope that they reply soon.
I have to say, as much as I'm starting to get to like Apple, Safari isn't a patch on Firefox. Worth giving it a try perhaps? It's worth it for the AdBlock extension alone. Gets rid of all this shite over here ------------------------------>