iMac G5 trouble-shooting saga: the conclusion

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
July 29th, 2005 • 6:01 pm

For those readers who might be interested, the saga that I wrote about a while back was solved by a combination of things, the main one being that, instead of doing a complete Erase and Install on the iMac G5, I simply reapplied the Mac OS X 10.4.2 update. This obviously reinstalled the latest version of Safari — and it cleared the problem with Safari not working.

My customer also sent the router back to the store, and got a plain switch as I had initially recommended. And it looks like everything has been working as expected since then.

I should also note that the reason why the iMac G5 wouldn’t boot from the DiskWarrior CD was obviously that the CD is based on a version of OS X that is simply not supported by the iMac G5. The 3.0.3 update provided by Alsoft only updates the DiskWarrior software itself. It doesn’t update the OS on the CD to a newer version. In order to get a DiskWarrior CD with a newer version of the OS that works with the latest hardware from Apple, you need to order a replacement CD from Alsoft for a small fee. I guess I’ll have to do this one of these days.

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