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OS 10.4 - can't install mac os x tiger on powerbook g4


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hi,
long story short i needed to reinstall mac os x tiger on my g4 powerbook but the disc is scratched and won't install. i've just got leopard and am really not looking to spend any more money on tiger to get leopard. so i guess i was wondering if anyone knew if getting a torrent for it would be a bad idea, and also how to transfer it from another computer to mine... or if there was any really cheap places to get it.
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so i guess i was wondering if anyone knew if getting a torrent for it would be a bad idea, and also how to transfer it from another computer to mine...
Yes...what you said is a bad idea!

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If, as you mention, you just got Leopard, then why not install it?
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It seems as though the OP is under the impression that in order to install Leopard, a fully functioning Tiger is required. From all the "torrent" of information lately, I don't think that's ever been the case with an OSX upgrade.

Just do it.
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Backup all your User account including the user library first include any apps, dmgs and fonts you want to reinstall.
Put in the Leopard disc and follow instructions.
Reinstall your stuff from backup if you didn't do a simple upgrade or archive & install..
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The leopard disks need to be the black retail ones not the grey disks that are only for the Mac they came with.
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