Thread: OS X Tiger and iBook G3 help!
09-28-2006, 10:06 AM #1pazzaGuestOS 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.
09-28-2006, 11:04 AM #2
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- 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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09-28-2006, 12:21 PM #3pazzaGuest
Champion. Thanks for the tip!!
09-28-2006, 07:11 PM #4
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- 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 reacall...you need another apple (that has firewire) and need to hook the lappy up to that computer.
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