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Powerbook upgrade 10.4.11 = 10.5.6 left boots with swirling icon

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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.. and stays there.
Hi,
I've read through a lot of these posts and various other places on the web, and I have not found a match like this, so I figured I better ask.
I have a powerbook 1.5ghz, 1GB ram, 9GB disk space free. A Lacie External Firewire drive. The lacie has 465GB. I have a Leopard family disc.
note: powerbook i have had since 2004, it has run great, no problems ever.
before I bit the bullet and switch my machine over to Leopard, I decided to install it on the external hdd. To test all apps work first.
I used disk utility to create 3 partiions. 155gb each. the partitions are formatted for 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled)'
Picked APM , info for each of these says 'bootable: yes', partition type: apple_hfs'..
As a test to make sure these partions were bootable ( because my other drive mybook was not), I restored the Leopard DVD Install to one of the partitions. Restarted my machine, held down the 'option' key and it booted into the installer with no problems.
also, as an additional attempt at 'proof', when I restarted my powerbook with the 'option' key held down, I could see all the partitions as options to reboot (including my hdd, and the dvd install disc in the drive). I picked the driver i restored the DVD install to.
I then ran the installer , and when it asked where to install I selected the drive called 'Jake'. And it went off and installed it - seemed to work fine, about an hour later, it said 'need to restart', i let it restart.
when it started back up the screen with the apple and that spinning 'dial' ? started, and it just keeps on doing that.. forever.. and goes nowhere.
So, that's where I am at. I have re-installed 2 times. and it just sits there.
the second time I re-installed, on 'command' key down scren I used the 'Install DVD' , got the same results.
any body have this happen before? Or any ideas as to what's going on?
thanks for any help you can provide, in advance,
Sincerely
John

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Hi Thomas Bryant;
What if he was attempting to do an Archive & Install that would really run him out of space. He really needs to get in there and clean out some files. I would suggest music, movies and photos.
Allan
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