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iMac - IMAC G5 Target Disc Mode HELP


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Hi there guys, I'm new to this forum. I need help!!!
I have a IMAC G5 17" 1.83ghz intel duo core 160gb
It came with Tiger installed.

I bought it off another user. Got many programs in it. I tried to erase and install a new version of Tiger but it needs to be at least 10.4.2. But the Tiger DVD is 10.4.0 So I did a target disc mode with my IMAC G4 (OS X Tiger 10.4.8). During target disc mode, I've erase and install new OS X Tiger on the imac G5 hard drive and updated to latest version then it needs restart.
I restarted the two system.

The IMAC G4 booted up everything fine.

The PROBLEM IS the G5, booted up nothing, a blank screen. I had no idea, whats going on here???

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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The question is, is your iMac a G5 or Intel. Since you are having a problem with the 10.4 install media, I assume it is the Intel iMac. The 10.4 install media is for the powerpc line.

Your problem is you need an Intel version of Mac OS X.

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The question is, is your iMac a G5 or Intel. Since you are having a problem with the 10.4 install media, I assume it is the Intel iMac. The 10.4 install media is for the powerpc line.

Your problem is you need an Intel version of Mac OS X.

OHHH wow, I didn't know that they got two different osx tiger. Thanks for the help.
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Hi guys, hope you can clearify my thoughts. I search for osx tiger for intel duo core. And I've noticed they didn't mention anything about tiger with intel on the label. I've searched and came accross OSX Tiger 10.4.6 I know the my G5 need at least 10.4.2. If I buy the OSX Tiger 10.4.6; will it work for a clean install in my Imac G5???? Or does it have to be Tiger 10.4.6 on intel????

Hope you guys can clear my thoughts, kinda new with mac and I need "mac for dummies" but got online with you guys to help out! Man, I love the forum, the smart teach the dumb. LOL
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If you buy the latest version it will go on eiher a ppc or a intel computer.. It is now a universal version. But previous to the intel release it was only a ppc install disc. That is probably your problem. You are using an old disc. Unfortunately the only way to fix it is to buy an upgraded disc.

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