New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.4 - Cant install os 10.4 to ibook...

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Sep 04, 2007
Posts: 2
alert is on a distinguished road

alert is offline
Ive decided to upgrade to os 10.4.6. I know my ibook doesnt have a dvd rom drive so i tried to use an external usb dvd rom drive to install the new os.
I boot up the ibook holding down the option key and then selecting the os disc, but it tells me there are no drivers found. i'm stuck and would like to get my ibook spiffy.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Welcome to Mac-Forums, alert.

In order for the install to work if I'm not mistaken you would need the external DVD to be FireWire instead of USB.
QUOTE Thanks
Sherman Homan

Member Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posts: 897
Sherman Homan is a jewel in the roughSherman Homan is a jewel in the roughSherman Homan is a jewel in the rough

Sherman Homan is offline
Unfortunately MacHeadCase is right again(!) The iBook won't boot with a USB device. Got a friend with a PPC Mac, DVD player and Firewire? That'll do your iBook.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Sep 04, 2007
Posts: 2
alert is on a distinguished road

alert is offline
alrighty. i shall give that a shot 2m. thanks again.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« New Macbook won't boot :( | workin slow help! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Cannot install Mac 10.3 on G4 iBook!!! john431985 OS X - Operating System 3 04-04-2007 02:44 PM
HELP!! Clean install of OSX 10.4? jbauerctu OS X - Operating System 2 04-04-2007 07:02 AM
Can I install Panther on an iBook that shipped with tiger? sultanq Apple Notebooks 4 03-19-2007 12:43 PM
ibook install discs on emac? mogulligan Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 02-06-2004 09:35 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?