Thanks everyone who replied to this!
I finally got this machine up and going with a lil' program I found
called 'Carbon Copy Cloner', it's available here -
http://www.bombich.com/software/index.html Fortunately, I did have another working G4 handy to clone.
I have only been able to load Jaguar, but it's working great.
Been trying to install Panther into the same machine, but keep
getting the endless spinner on the startup screen.
It's a giveaway computer I'm handing over to a college student, so
hopefully it'll due,
but I wanted to install iWork into it for her... oh well...
thanks again! Enjoying my first week on the list.
On Feb 23, 2006, at 8:03 PM, Justin The Cynical wrote:
> Anthony Kimmons wrote:
>> Hi there folks & thanks in advance for any advice you may have!
>> Looking forward to learning a lot here...
>> I just bought a 400 mhz G4 AGP, 10 gig HD, 256 ram, off ebay (with
>> OS 9 loaded) and have gotten OS 9.2 loaded and working fine on it.
>> However, when I load OS X (Jaguar, Panther, or Tiger), and then
>> try to restart in OS X, I get the startup chime, then a grey
>> screen, with an apple logo, then I hear a 'click' inside the
>> monitor and the screen breaks into a band of light and dark grey
>> and freezes up.
>> I've got this same exact problem with an old Power Computing Power
>> Tower with a G4 upgrade card in it.
>> I've downloaded the latest firmware for the G4 and it tells me
>> that I've already got that.
>> It's a Maxtor 10 gig HD, with 2-128 Kingston "valueRAM" chips
>> installed. (I am thinking it may be a 3rd party driver problem or
>> crappy ram perhaps?)
>> A month ago, I purchased a different computer, another 400 mhz AGP
>> off ebay. It came loaded with OS X (Jaguar) and it works fine, so
>> I know it's possible to get this going.
>> Any ideas? Please help if you can!
>> THANKS a lot!
> I had a similar issue once with my old B&W and one of those weird
> semi-fixed frequency Sun monitors.
> I would try the following:
> 1) Zap the PRAM about four or five times in a row
> 2) Perform a safe boot (Hold shift when powering on)
> 3) If this mode works and you are able to log into the system,
> check your display settings
> 4) Adjust as needed, attempt a normal boot
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