This one doesn't involve OSX - I still have 9.2.2. My G4 thinks every disk is unreadable even the "G4 Software Install" CD. I have used TechTool Lite (good software!) and first time round it saw the OS9 disk. Then I tried the OSX disk someone "lent" me (coff coff), but it tried to reformat it. I zapped PRAM again, loaded OS9 disk, same thing - "this disk is unreadable". <br>Any ideas? <br><br>
Thanks; seems like it's down to replacement! If I buy a firewire external drive, will that be easily recognised by the G4? And will I be able to install software (OSX for example) from the external drive? I have two hard disks, so I plan to install OSX on to the second 100GB drive.<br><br>
When it comes to OS 9.2.2 I can't say for sure what newer externals or internals it will recognize since it is a 5 year old operating system. You would have to get DVD/CD burner as most external CD only burners/DVD readers I've seen are USB. You can't boot to X off of USB anyway, and your USB 1.1 is too slow to run 9 off of, maddening as a matter of fact. :)<br><br>If you were running Tiger chances are most any name brand would work.<br><br>Here is a link that may help. http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drivedb/search.drivedb.lasso<br><br>You may have to get a hacked driver for it to work in 9, if you can find an external firewire.<br><br>Sounds like you have enough hard drive space, and if you have enough RAM already, for a little more than the price of an External you can upgrade to Tiger for around $100 US and get a sweet internal dual layer pioneer DVD/CD burner for around $60. These drives will function in 9 to read CD's and boot the computer but they aren't supported for disc burning, that's why you would need a hacked driver.<br><br>my .02¢<br><br>
Reboot - thanks; you've answered all my questions. I've tracked down the internal CD/DVD burner - although sadly UK prices are the same as US - just change the $ for £ and add 17.5%!<br>I guess my Mac will be re-juvenated and up & running pretty soon.<br><br>Thanks again<br><br>Flatback<br><br>
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