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Mac Pro - Mac Pro Boot With Tiger?


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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 I’ve been running on my iBook G4 1Ghz (running Tiger)? Thanks.

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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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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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Found this http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/...m/545009689831

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Thanks for the link. Interesting reading. Wonder if any of the newer Mac Pros will also be able to boot from 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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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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That's cause yours shipped with Tiger. The new Mac Pro ONLY ships with Leopard.


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I'm surprised by the comments..
Perhaps reading them a bit more thoroughly would leave you less surprised?


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