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eyelight
Sep 21, 2005, 07:09 AM
I have an old blue and white iBook, one of the first, 300Mhz as far as I remember. I've been trying to get my father to use a computer and can give this to him, but would like to install OSX on it first.

Can you run OSX on this iBook ?

Since it only has a CD drive, can you even install OSX on it ?


Larry

15" PB 1.5 Ghz

mjstew33
Sep 21, 2005, 07:13 AM
I have an old blue and white iBook, one of the first, 300Mhz as far as I remember. I've been trying to get my father to use a computer and can give this to him, but would like to install OSX on it first.

Can you run OSX on this iBook ?

Since it only has a CD drive, can you even install OSX on it ?


Larry

15" PB 1.5 Ghz

Yep, you can put OS X 10.3 Panther on it. I don't think anything more, because I have one of those(Tangerine) and it doesn't have FireWire, and I think Mac OS X 10.4 requires FireWire. It will be dramatically slow. and it's only a 3GB HD. I'd put in a 256MB RAM chip and put OS 9.2.2 on there to run smooth.

It can't really handle much.

.:*Robot Boy*:.
Sep 21, 2005, 07:37 AM
Yep, you can put OS X 10.2 Jaguar on it. I don't think anything more, because I have one of those(Tangerine) and it doesn't have FireWire, and I think Mac OS X 10.3+ requires FireWire. It will be dramatically slow. and it's only a 3GB HD. I'd put in a 256MB RAM chip and put OS 9.2.2 on there to run smooth.

It can't really handle much.

Tiger (10.4) requires FireWire, Panther (10.3) only requires USB.

mjstew33
Sep 21, 2005, 08:06 AM
Tiger (10.4) requires FireWire, Panther (10.3) only requires USB.

Changed :p