Installing Tiger / No DVD Drive

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I'm upgrading a G4 Quicksilver (with no DVD drive) to run Tiger and have the DVD disc image saved on my iPod as a .cdr and a .iso just to transfer it to my Mac.

I'm copying it over to my desktop now but I'm not sure of the next step.
Can I use the disk image on my desktop to install? Or can I (hold option) force a boot of my iPod to run it from there?

Any help or advice would be great.
Thanks!
 
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If you have a 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire cable and a second Mac, you could probably install with Target mode, but this seems to occasionally result in a fairly unstable system (unless the Macs are identical, or at least really close).
 
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I'm upgrading a G4 Quicksilver (with no DVD drive) to run Tiger and have the DVD disc image saved on my iPod as a .cdr and a .iso just to transfer it to my Mac.
I'm copying it over to my desktop now but I'm not sure of the next step.
Can I use the disk image on my desktop to install? Or can I (hold option) force a boot of my iPod to run it from there?

I don't think you can use that disk image to install on to the startup volume of your Mac. If you've got sufficient money for the upgrade, why not buy and install a dvd R/W drive in your G4 and burn the disk image to a disk? It's a cheap option. The original Apple Tiger dvds may be dual layer, can't remember exactly, so that's another factor to consider.
 

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