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    Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?
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    Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?
    I am seriously considering buying a Mac Pro .... If at all possible, I would like to be able to dual boot, with Leopard or Tiger. Is it possible to boot a Mac Pro with Tiger, from an internal HD or external FW HD? If there is no way possible to boot a Mac Pro from Tiger, is there an emulator that will allow me to run most (or all?) of my old apps that Iíve been running on my iBook G4 1Ghz (running Tiger)? Thanks.
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    - Mac Pro, 2.93 GHz, 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard 10.6.8

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    Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?
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    A new Mac Pro ships with Leopard only. The retail version of Tiger does not work on Intel Macs. From my knowledge of Apple's EULA, the restore discs cannot be resold without the computer so I don't think you could legally pick up a copy of the original Mac Pro's restore discs. Even they, those discs are designed for the original MP and might not work on the new one.

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    Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?
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    To elaborate on what Bryphotoguy already said, even if you did manage to procure a legal copy of OS X Tiger for Intel machines, it would not contain the drivers needed for a machine that was released after Leopard.
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    Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?
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    Mac Pro Boot From Tiger!!
    Quote Originally Posted by mac0s9user View Post
    Thanks for the link. Interesting reading. Wonder if any of the newer Mac Pros will also be able to boot from Tiger?
    - Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 3GB RAM, JellyBean 4.3
    - iBook G4, 1GHz, 1.25GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.11
    - Archos 80 G9 Turbo 250GB, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    - Mac Pro, 2.93 GHz, 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard 10.6.8

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    Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?
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    I would imagine that it could still work, but as you may have noted in the link, you would need a drive with an existing Tiger installation from an older Mac Pro in order to pull it off. A bit difficult to do if this is going to be your first Mac Pro

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    Interesting info
    I'm surprised by the comments. I bought my MacPro with Tiger installed. Before installing Leopard, I copied the Macintosh HD drive to a partition on an external drive. After installing Leopard, I copied the drive with Leopard to another external drive partition. Now I can boot to Macintosh HD with Leopard or to either external drive with Tiger or Leopard.

    It has been a great thing because I didn't have confidence in Leopard when I bought it. When problems arose, I was able to go back to Tiger to review settings.

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    Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?
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    That's cause yours shipped with Tiger. The new Mac Pro ONLY ships with Leopard.

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    Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blinkin357 View Post
    I'm surprised by the comments..
    Perhaps reading them a bit more thoroughly would leave you less surprised?

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