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OS 10.4 - OSX install using another machines disk

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How can I install 10.4 on my old 10.3 powerbook using the install disks from my new Macbook Pro????
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You can't. Those disks are model-specific and can't be used to install software on other Mac models. You'll have to buy a full retail OS X 10.4 Tiger install disk set.
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this Mac OS X 10.4 is for intel-based mac.. you can't install it on your Powerbook

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Even if the disk was from an iMac G5 (PowerPC), you wouldn't be able to use those disks to install on another PowerPC Mac. The disks, as I said earlier, are model-specific.
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