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OS 10.2 - OS X 10.4 will not install


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My gf has an os x 10.4.6 install dvd for her powerbook g4(10.2.8). we insert the dvd, the install icon comes up and we try to install. tells us to restart the computer to continue installation. computer restarts, and nothing happens, except for this quiksync thing that keeps popping up and asking if we want to enable it. other than that, nothing happens and there is not a continuation of the installation at all.

i try to execute the osinstall.mpkg on the disc, and i get this.

'authorization: this software cannot be installed on this computer'

i've tried restarting and holding c down. just goes into the os again. i know nothing about macs and she doesn't know anything about her own mac, and i'm not sure what else to try or what the problem could be.
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sounds like the wrong version for the Mac you are trying to install to.....

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Where did you get the 10.4.6 DVD? What does it look like and say on the label? If this is a DVD for a specific model Mac it will not install. It sounds like it's a DVD for an Intel Mac and can not be installed nor booted on a G4 as a G4 is a Power PC CPU and does not run Intel Code.
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Where did you get the 10.4.6 DVD? What does it look like and say on the label? If this is a DVD for a specific model Mac it will not install. It sounds like it's a DVD for an Intel Mac and can not be installed nor booted on a G4 as a G4 is a Power PC CPU and does not run Intel Code.
Yup. Unless it is a retail version (black disc with the 'X' on it) it won't work in any machine except the one it was created for.

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DB...I have the retail one you speak of the I bought when I was given and older eMac. Now I have the MBP I of course have the disc that came with it. Does the reatil disc work on any type of Mac?

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DB...I have the retail one you speak of the I bought when I was given and older eMac. Now I have the MBP I of course have the disc that came with it. Does the reatil disc work on any type of Mac?
If it is an older retail version (and it sounds like it is) then technically the answer would be no. Those discs aren't able to be used on an Intel-based Mac.

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dtravis confirmed in another thread that the Tiger retail full install version is PowerPC-based Macs only, Apple going on the assumption that for Intel-based Macs, people still have their restore disks to reinstall if they ever need to do so.

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