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OS 10.0 - Os X on a Powerbook G4?


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Hi, I have a friend who gave me a metalic Powerbook G4. I understand that it should run OS X. I have a copy of Tiger but when I try to load it I get a panic script screen and then it stops. I have an upgrade copy of Tiger but when I try to load that it states that I can't because there is no version of Tiger on the hard drive to upgrade...am I going to have to start with OS Nine and if so can you even buy OS 9 anymore? Thought I would use this old laptop to check mail etc when I take motorcycle trips and leave my macbook pro at home. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Is it a specific model install disk or a retail copy?
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Came with a Macbook...would that be the issue?
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Yup. It'll be for that model. You're going to need a full, normal retail version.
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Ok....so what version would you suggest to run on this and can older versions still be purchased? I have no experience pre my Macbook Pro... :-)

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