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10.4: Install Tiger from an iPod
Authored by: djones on Jun 08, '05 10:14:36AM

Yep, did this with my iPod mini for my wife's 500MHz G3. Something that's worth mentioning, is that this method (from any Firewire drive, not just an iPod) is better than installing to the computer in question via target disc mode. The installation routine makes many decisions based on the hardware that the installer is being run on, and of course, is blind to any hardware surrounding the drive if you turn your iMac/eMac/iBook in target mode.

And AFAIK, you won't even have a usable install if you try to go from one processor family to another. IOW, if you have a G5 and do an install on your G4 iBook in target mode, your installation won't work.



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10.4: Install Tiger from an iPod
Authored by: mrjerz on Jun 08, '05 10:49:31AM

How do you get around the need to boot from the install disk?



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10.4: Install Tiger from an iPod
Authored by: djones on Jun 08, '05 10:59:50AM

You don't get around it. You plug your iPod or Firewire drive into the computer you want to install Tiger to, and run the installer app. It handles everything from there.



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10.4: Install Tiger from an iPod
Authored by: pixelnickel on Jun 08, '05 11:28:42AM

When restoring the Install DVD on the iPod, the iPod becomes bootable.



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10.4: Install Tiger from an iPod
Authored by: IanWalker on Jun 08, '05 11:21:21AM

Doing an install from one machine to another in target mode works regardless of what processor you have in each.

For example, I did an install from a G5 to a G3 in target mode that didn't have a DVD drive. Worked fine.

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Ian!



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10.4: Install Tiger from an iPod
Authored by: Loren on Jun 08, '05 11:54:50AM

It might not work going the other way, though. Booting off an older system to install on a newer one.

Not sure why you would want to, though.



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Possible with USB connect?
Authored by: jbdequardo on Jun 08, '05 11:27:02AM

Quick question--did you have to use firewire to connect the pod to the puter or could one just use a USB connect? That's my problem right now; wondering how best to upgrade an iMac with only USB connects.

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Jami



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Possible with USB connect?
Authored by: wiz8 on Jun 09, '05 12:16:21AM

If it did work, it would not be worth the time spent using slow USB1. 10.4 requires computers with built-in FireWire.



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10.4: Install Tiger from an iPod
Authored by: Shawn Parr on Jun 08, '05 01:49:23PM

Actually with a retail install disk the install is universal.

I manage computer labs at a university and my Tiger deployment is as follows:

1. Set up a G5 with the system load
2. User Carbon Copy Cloner to put it on anything necessary back to a B&W G3.
3. Go back to the PC labs were just about any minor hardware change requires a new image...

This is one of the few concerns I have about Mac OS X for Intel. When I get those machines, I may have to manage multiple images for Macs now.



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10.4: Install Tiger from an iPod, hangs on boot
Authored by: volsk on Oct 05, '05 12:26:43PM

Everything went fine until the booting. The system just hangs on the grey screen with the wellknown apple...

I'm tryng to install on a PowerPC G4 AGP.



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