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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?

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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...plm=MA453Z%2FA

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