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Last problem. Now I've gotten everything set up at my brothers, but I messed up his pc's router I could use it with the mac I'm guessing. If just unplugged and moved what more do I need to make his linksys router to work??
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Last problem. Now I've gotten everything set up at my brothers, but I messed up his pc's router I could use it with the mac I'm guessing. If just unplugged and moved what more do I need to make his linksys router to work??
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They certainly appear to be internet cable to internet jack on linksys and port one to the ethernet plug on my brothers computer.
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I just got an old g4 imac well two actually. One is great but I am trying to upload tiger onto the other imac and I am having some trouble. When I did the system restore and the original os x install it read disks and startedup fine, however, now that I am trying to install tiger it won't read disks. I retried the restore discs and they won't work at all. This is strange because blank cd's along with dvd's both seem to work. What could the cause of this problem be?? How do I solve it. Can someone please help me.
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I just noticed it will read the other discs but there is a huge delay. It takes a couple of minutes or a minute at least to read the disc I put in is this a disc drive error?? Is there any way to redo an install other than restarting and holding c??
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How to use FireWire target disk mode

Try using the other iMac with the Install disk, then select the iMac that's giving you disk problems, to install to.

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Sorry I don't catch what you mean...
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Is there anyway I can use os x tiger installation from the files I have one disc either throught the computer itself a flash drive or my macbook??
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You can't use the Tiger set from your MacBook because of the difference in hardware and plus it would be in violation of the EULA. You can either purchase a generic install Tiger set from eBay or one of the many on line resellers. You can always buy the original install set from Apple.

Some folks have claimed they installed the OS from an image (dmg, iso, etc.) but I have never tried it nor do I know for sure that it will work.

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Ok but If I have the install discs already and they won't load what do I do??
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If you have a FireWire cable, you can connect the 2 iMacs. When you go to install with Tiger from the iMac that is working, you can choose the destination.
It seems you have a problem with the optical drive. That will bypass that problem.

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So here is the problem. I have an old imac well two and they are exactly the same. I just purchases os x tiger and I was able to install it on one computer. However it will not allow me to install it on the other for some reason everytime I try it doesn't work. The first computer took it no problem. I think my main trouble is that the disc drive on the imac I am working with now seems to be slow. It won't load the disk very well. WHat can I do. Is there anyway to use a flashdrive or another imac of the same model or m macbook as a cd rom drive and install it onto the other computer??
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I was trying to put tiger on my old swivel screen imac. However, it was not working. I went in to do a system restore back to the original os x 10.1.5 Long story short the system restore got screwed up and now it won't retake the restore disk or restart the system. It gets as far as the loading screen then it says something about debugger connection. Please Help me!
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What color are those tiger disks, are they grey colored?

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