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10.4: Install Tiger on older unsupported Macs
Authored by: bdog on Dec 16, '05 08:01:03AM

I've found it easiest to take the hard drive out of your older computer, put it in a firewire enclosure, and use a newer computer to install the OS to that drive. When it's done installing, put the drive back into the older computer and away you go!



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10.4: Install Tiger on older unsupported Macs
Authored by: Whosawhatsis on Dec 16, '05 02:23:40PM

That's what I did with my stripped-down graphite iBook (now running on a 3.5" drive). I didn't realize that firewire supposed to be required, I've just been installing stuff on that computer that way because the computer's optical drive died long ago.

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10.4: Install Tiger on older unsupported Macs
Authored by: humanekt on Feb 28, '06 03:56:36PM

Many of the older, non-iBook/Powerbook machines use the same type IDE drives. I've taken a number of hard drives out of iMacs and put them into my G4 tower as slave drives, installed Tiger, and put them back in their home bodies. No problems. Even did it to my mother's 350MHz non-firewire iMac. It runs like a charm.

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