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    OS X Tiger and iBook G3 help!
    I just bought an old iBook G3 off a friend, which has been wiped clean. Absolutely nothing on this machine.
    I inserted my OSX Tiger cd that I got with my iMac G5 into the iBook and received a message on screen saying:


    This software cannot be installed on this computer. "

    Can anyone tell me how to get around this, or what OS version that is capable of running on my iBook.


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    Aug 27, 2005
    Fayetteville, AR
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    Tiger isn't capable of running on any machine without Firewire. If you don't have Firewire, you can't install Tiger. (Unless you use xPostFacto, but that's more $$).

    OS 10.3.9 is, in my opinion, the most solid OS X platform so far and will run on an iBook G3. You could pick it up on eBay for pretty cheap.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    Champion. Thanks for the tip!!

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    Sep 25, 2006
    12" iBook; G4; 1.07 GHz; 512 MB; 30 gig; Combo Drive; Radeon 9200
    I was reading somewhere that there was a way to bypass this? Myabe do a search on it. As best as I can need another apple (that has firewire) and need to hook the lappy up to that computer.

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