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10.4: Install Tiger on older unsupported Macs
Authored by: SniperInTheDark on Feb 12, '09 03:14:25PM

iMac G3 users Beware, If you are using an IDE cord that is from a windows computer, it will have one less pin than the mac's port, and in the cable that I used it was sealed in solid plastic, so you have to count pins [9 on one side 10 on the other] and that middle pin is the one that you need to pull out. QUADRUPLE CHECK THAT ITS THE RIGHT PIN!!! Use small needle nose pliers, and twist the pin back and forth until it cleanly breaks. This pin is pretty much a tamper deterant so you cant hook up a different cord that would allow you to hook up a second
HDD or A different CD/DVD drive on the IDE bus. The hard drive I used had a hole where the useless pin went, but if your drive has all 20 pins DO NOT break the pin, it could be used for something.



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