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GWR 01-26-2007 06:54 PM

OS 10.4 / iBook install problem
I was trying to install 10.4 from my G5 iMac DVDs onto my G4 iBook.
Not working too well.
I get an Alert "This software cannot be installed on this computer."

Is this a no-no trying to use the iMac DVDs on an iBook?


MacHeadCase 01-26-2007 06:59 PM

Yes. Install disks that come with Macs are model specific. If you want to install Tiger on that iBook, you will have to buy a full-install disk.

GWR 01-26-2007 07:15 PM

Another question...
OK, is it possible (or a bad thing) to install 10.4 to a firewire drive on my iMac and then copy the image to the iBook?
Will it work?

MacHeadCase 01-26-2007 07:22 PM

I would think there are bits and pieces that only belong to your iMac and that will mess your iBook. That's why it's model specific.

rman 01-26-2007 07:41 PM

As was stated by MacheadCase, not all of the binaries needed for the iBook are included with the iMac. So you will need to get a full install.

GWR 02-02-2007 02:27 AM

OK, now what???
So I aquired a set of iBook G4 OS 10.4 install disks. I'm still getting the "This software cannot be installed on this computer." alert.
My iBook is a 12" G4, 800MHz, 1GB of RAM, 120GB HD, combo drive, (anything else matter?). What am I missing this time? Any ideas as to why I'm still getting this error?

I reset the PRAM a couple of times. I also tried to reset the PMU, but the key strokes listed on the forums here don't appear to do anything.


christm 02-02-2007 02:36 AM

i think it has to be the discs that came ith your ibook or a brand new os x 10.4 disc set from apple

check it out

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