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ifrit05

PowerMac G3 B&W Update Problems

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Been a long time since I was here. Good tidings old friends. 

 

Anyways, I cant seem to update my PowerMac G3 B&W past 10.4.2. At first, tried combo update to  install 10.4.11. No cigar. Said install error and I rebooted and got a blue screen. So, I decided to reinstall and go update by update. Got to 10.4.3 and it errored. So i tried 10.4.4 Combo Update. Nothing. Still got error. So I know it's a 10.4.3 update error. 

 

I recently flashed a Radeon 7000 PC card to Mac. Works flawlessly with PCE Extreme to enable Quartz Extreme. (Wish youtube would play... It's all choppy). Could that be causing it? I also installed a PCI USB/Firewire 800 card. Also works flawlessly. 

 

PPC 400 mhz

 

512 Ram (PC100, 4x128 modules)

 

Radeon 7000 "Mac Edition"

 

Any more info I will include. Just ask.  :(

 

Lol, afraid to reboot now...

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Been a long time since I was here. Good tidings old friends. 

 

Anyways, I cant seem to update my PowerMac G3 B&W past 10.4.2. At first, tried combo update to  install 10.4.11. No cigar. Said install error and I rebooted and got a blue screen. So, I decided to reinstall and go update by update. Got to 10.4.3 and it errored. So i tried 10.4.4 Combo Update. Nothing. Still got error. So I know it's a 10.4.3 update error. 

 

I recently flashed a Radeon 7000 PC card to Mac. Works flawlessly with PCE Extreme to enable Quartz Extreme. (Wish youtube would play... It's all choppy). Could that be causing it? I also installed a PCI USB/Firewire 800 card. Also works flawlessly. 

 

PPC 400 mhz

 

512 Ram (PC100, 4x128 modules)

 

Radeon 7000 "Mac Edition"

 

Any more info I will include. Just ask.  :rolleyes:

 

Lol, afraid to reboot now...

The blue screen is a tell tale sign of a graphics problem. It is most likely your graphics card causing this.

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Thanks for the reply!

 

But why does it not want to install the update WHILE i'm running 10.4.2? It just halts and says there was a error.

It reboots fine BTW, just want to get this updated.

 

I am going to hack up some cables on a PC power supply to work on a Power Mac G4 Gigabit Ethernet. Don't worry, I have A LOT of power supplies (like, more than 100). Just want this mac the best it can be...

 

EDIT:

Found out this is a Rev. 1 Logic Board. They supposedly have ATA/Hard drive errors... Haven't seen any yet...

The Firmware is 1.1.1f4 (1.1), which is up-to-date. I put a DVD-DL Writer in it and ran PatchBurn. Works great.

I have 6 of these machines and 3 G4 Gigabit's. Maybe I should try another G3...

 

Thanks, any more help would be appreciated.

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