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    So its my understanding that I need a "certain" type of tiger to run on my Quad G5? Can someone tell me which version it is so I know which one to get? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfomlover View Post
    So its my understanding that I need a "certain" type of tiger to run on my Quad G5? Can someone tell me which version it is so I know which one to get? Thanks.
    There is only on kind of "Tiger"...and that is OS 10.4. Your Powermac G5 (quad cpu) can run OS versions between 10.4.2 and 10.5.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    There is only on kind of "Tiger"...and that is OS 10.4. Your Powermac G5 (quad cpu) can run OS versions between 10.4.2 and 10.5.8.

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    While you are correct, I have 10.4.11 that a buddy let me use and it has a kernel panic when the disc boots. Apparently there was a different tiger disc for the later G5s. I was reading about it earlier today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfomlover View Post
    While you are correct, I have 10.4.11 that a buddy let me use and it has a kernel panic when the disc boots. Apparently there was a different tiger disc for the later G5s. I was reading about it earlier today.
    Have you had this computer for a while (operating fine)...or is it a "new to you" computer?

    If it's a "new to you" computer...maybe the kernel panics are not related to the OS or the disk you're using. If the kernel panics are hardware related...then all the "special" Tiger discs won't help.

    Can you link us to what you read about the later G5's needing a different Tiger disc?

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    p.s. And I do not think that there was ever an OS 10.4.11 disk. Something earlier yes...and then there was a downloaded update to 10.4.11. Also, you are supposed to use your own disks...not someone else's.
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    Sounds like your buddy has set you up with a silver grey Tiger disc. Note they are extremely model specific and will not boot your G5 unless it is an identical model released at the same time. You need to get a black full retail install DVD.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Sounds like your buddy has set you up with a silver grey Tiger disc. Note they are extremely model specific and will not boot your G5 unless it is an identical model released at the same time. You need to get a black full retail install DVD.
    I have has this computer running fine with leopard just wanted to install tiger for nostalgic purposes. Guess ill have to find a black disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfomlover View Post
    I have has this computer running fine with leopard just wanted to install tiger for nostalgic purposes. Guess ill have to find a black disk.
    10.5 "Leopard" is certainly going to be better (compatibility with the most recent software available for a Powermac G5).

    Of course if you need to run 10.4 for some sort of compatibility reasons with older software...that's totally understandable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    10.5 "Leopard" is certainly going to be better (compatibility with the most recent software available for a Powermac G5).

    Of course if you need to run 10.4 for some sort of compatibility reasons with older software...that's totally understandable.

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    Thanks for the help.

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    What would Tiger have that Leopard doesn't? What software wouldn't run in Leopard that ran in Tiger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    What software wouldn't run in Leopard that ran in Tiger?
    Really old stuff...or older versions of old stuff. Such as something that needed 10.1 or 10.2 when it was first released...and maxed out with OS 10.4.

    But this was just a hypothetical...doesn't really sound like the OP's goal.

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