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    Question ibook G4 system freezes 15% install

    Recently been given a ibook G4 (i believe its the 800mhz one) with a faulty hard drive and battery..
    got free battery from apple and a 120GB WD HDD

    repaired machine and downloaded/ burned the latest live cd..

    boot from cd fine although have to use the
    live-nosplash-powerpc modprobe ide-core video=radeonfb:1024x768-24@60
    command at boot prompt..

    goes though install set up (all 7 steps) fine, a little slow..

    when the window goes and i get the "installing system" progress bar but when it gets to 15 %the whole system freezes.. it says "detecting file system"

    after that i have to restart my machine and try again.. to no avail.

    tried searching google for the answer but haven't found much..

    help!

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    Re: ibook G4 system freezes 15% install

    BUMP

    If this is in the wrong forum or group let me know..

    anyone had the same problem ?

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    Re: ibook G4 system freezes 15% install

    Bump... Still no luck!

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    Re: ibook G4 system freezes 15% install

    hey
    i had the same probleme on a ibook of a friend,
    it stoped on the hardware about 15%

    it was a hardware probleme that i changed the settings in the bios
    mine was the PCI plug that i had to set on "os selected" and the install was able to finish

    maybe this can help you to, i'm not sure what ibook it was, but i remeber searching for a while before i was able to solve the probleme.
    if you installed any new hardware try installing without the new hardware sometimes
    it helps .....
    hope it helps
    Last edited by souleke; March 12th, 2010 at 03:36 PM.

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