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    Installing Mac OS 4 Tiger onto an Old iMac

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    Installing Mac OS 4 Tiger onto an Old iMac
    One simple quick question - is it possible to install Mac OS 10.4 Tiger onto an older (tray loading) iMac G3? I have Tiger in CD form so the fact that I don't have a dvd drive wouldn't be a problem....

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    Installing Mac OS 4 Tiger onto an Old iMac

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    Yeah, it shouldn't be a problem.

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    Installing Mac OS 4 Tiger onto an Old iMac
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    Does your iMac have a firewire port? If it does, then your machine is supported, if not you might be able to use Xpostfacto to install it onto an unsupported machine.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/...PostFacto.html

    In any case, I'd make sure you have at least 256 or better 512MB of RAM in there for decent performance, otherwise I'd consider sticking with Panther.

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    Tiger install in old imac....
    I did that with an old CD tray imac and the motherboard self destructed. Coincidence? Who knows?
    I use the HD now as an external HD and the imac case made into a good CD storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowalker
    ...and the imac case made into a good CD storage.
    Can I see? That sounds interesting.

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    Well, that's the first time I've ever seen anything like that...

    What gave you the idea do to something like that? O_O

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    That is a really cool Idea.. you could make a few of those with cases found on the internet and sell them on ebay, make a little profit..
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    I just hated to scrap that cool housing, this was one of the first imacs sold the first day they were available and I learned on it, so now it's still in my house and still useful.

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