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    rift0065's Avatar
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    Sep 22, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Macbook Pro 2.16 Ghz C2D, 2 Gigs RAM and Macbook 2 Ghz CD 1 Gig RAM
    Installing Tiger on iMac G3, need DVD drive?
    I have a copy of Tiger which comes on CDs, not DVDs. I got it specifically because my G3 iMac does not have a DVD drive. When I insert the first disk it opens the contents and I decided to read the "Read Before You Install" document. In the document, it lists a DVD drive as a requirement for installation. I am a bit confused since I don't see why I would need a DVD drive to install the OS from a CD. Should I not bother trying to install it or what?

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    Stretch's Avatar
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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Its probably packaging from the DVDs. If you have the Tiger CDs, you should have no problem.
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    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Stick it in the drive, and hold down C when rebooting. Then you'll be able to see if it works or not.

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