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    I Tried to install Mac OS X 10.4 but I cant: It said: Mac OS X cannot be installed on

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    I Tried to install Mac OS X 10.4 but I cant: It said: Mac OS X cannot be installed on
    Hi everyone,

    I have a iBook clamshell G3.
    Here the specs:
    iBook G3 (July 21, 1999) First iBook (Tangerine)
    12.1-inch Active-matrix TFT Display (800x600 max resolution)
    PowerPC G3 300 MHz
    66 MHz bus
    128 MB RAM (soldered to logic board)
    3 GB Hard Disk (ATA-33 Controller)
    CD-ROM
    USB, Ethernet
    Mac OS 10.3.9
    I tried to install Mac OS X 10.4 but a window pop-up and said that: Max OS X 10.4 cannot be install on this computer: See the list of compatible computer. Why can't I install Mac OS X 10.4?
    Need help
    Thank you
    Frank

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    MacHeadCase
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    Is this a full retail install Tiger CD set or are you trying to use an install disk that came with another Mac?

    Also according to the minimum system requirements you don't have enough RAM and does your iBook have built-in FireWire? That's one of the requirements for Tiger...

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    I Tried to install Mac OS X 10.4 but I cant: It said: Mac OS X cannot be installed on
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacHeadCase View Post
    Is this a full retail install Tiger CD set or are you trying to use an install disk that came with another Mac?

    Also according to the minimum system requirements you don't have enough RAM and does your iBook have built-in FireWire? That's one of the requirements for Tiger...
    I am pretty sure you just hit the nail on the head. I remember when I got tiger the night it came out, you had to have a Mac with Firewire and a DVD Drive. I am pretty sure Tiger will not install on that first Clamshell. I will check around to be sure.

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    I Tried to install Mac OS X 10.4 but I cant: It said: Mac OS X cannot be installed on
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    I have 2 orig. ibooks and also found out that 10.4 (retail) wouldn't install on them. Yes because they don't have a firewire port. I have read however, that the can run 10.4. My only thought is to take out that 3 GB HD and install a larger one, as you'll need it for an OS of that size. You might want to try to install on the new larger HD while it is NOT in the ibook. If you have an external firewire drive you wouldnt mind opening up. You could put a HD in it, install 10.4 on it, remove it from the external device, and now physically install the 10.4 loaded HD in the ibook G3. Not sure if that will work but would get you around the no firewire thing. I saw this as too much of a hassle and am running 10.3.9 on both g3 ibooks.
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    I Tried to install Mac OS X 10.4 but I cant: It said: Mac OS X cannot be installed on

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    Hi, I have a 30GB HD on my iBook and I dont have any firewire port. I think I will sell it(iBook) and buy another mac with all the requirements to install 10.4 or 10.5.
    Thank you folks!

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