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MacBytes
Jan 17, 2006, 11:18 PM
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Link: How to use an iPod to install Tiger on a Mac without a DVD drive (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060118001836)
Description:: When Apple introduced Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger the installation disk included with the new operating system shipped on a single DVD. While most current Macs have a DVD Combo or Superdrive some older models only included a CD-ROM drive.

Here is how you can install Tiger on your Mac if you don�t have a DVD drive. All you need is a Firewire equipped iPod or a Firewire external hard drive and a friend who has a Mac with a DVD drive.

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virus1
Jan 17, 2006, 11:24 PM
funny how much usability you loose without firewire.

iMeowbot
Jan 17, 2006, 11:33 PM
Hey, that looks familiar (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=122236)! Really familiar! (http://guides.macrumors.com/Installing_Mac_OS_X_10.4_without_DVD)

p0intblank
Jan 17, 2006, 11:54 PM
Yeah, this is old news by now.

redAPPLE
Jan 18, 2006, 01:32 AM
i am still mad that Apple stopped firewire-syncing with the iPod. just go ahead Apple and make those peecee users very very happy. angry loyal Apple users can be very very unfriendly.

24C
Jan 18, 2006, 06:00 AM
i am still mad that Apple stopped firewire-syncing with the iPod. just go ahead Apple and make those peecee users very very happy. angry loyal Apple users can be very very unfriendly.
So am I, as I just got given a "broken" dual 800 Quicksilver (family media box?), and thought I'd put a USB2 PCI card in it to speed up the 5G iPods video uploading. Two days later I'm still on USB1.1, because these G4's apparently have a start up, restart and sleep issue with some USB2 cards.

If FireWire support hadn't been removed, I'd never found this out! :(

fixyourthinking
Jan 18, 2006, 07:27 AM
Hey, that looks familiar (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=122236)! Really familiar! (http://guides.macrumors.com/Installing_Mac_OS_X_10.4_without_DVD)

Yeah this site is just posting copy cat articles ... nothing new ... I can't understand why Macbytes posts news from it ... oh ... look ... they advertise here.

kenaustus
Jan 18, 2006, 09:11 AM
I'm saving this one. Travel overseas on business and hate taking the Tiger disk with me.