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l7alzk
Nov 7, 2008, 09:09 AM
Hello, my problem is the following, I have an Ibook G3 which Disk Drive is busted. So i'm trying to install Tiger To it (PPC) by using Target Disk or Disk Target (w/e) mode connecting it with my Mac Book Pro. I restored the Ibook with the disk utility on the MBP putting as source the installer for tiger which I ripped off the img file from the the retail version I bought. And so I rstored it to the HD of the Ibook, takes about 15-10min(Maybe less) and done. When I turn on My Ibook it automatically boots into the installing of OS X process. Everything goes smooth until I get to the part that I have to choose the destination but I can't choose anything because the HD for the Ibook won't show, it doesnt show any possible destination for me to save to. I have read the read me files and everything on the software and about the option botton on the "destination" part but the botton cannot be selected. I read something about the formatt of the Ibook for tiger to work and I have it in "Extended (Jornaled)" and i'm upgrading it from Mac 9 classic, but the drivers for mac 9 aren't installed since I accidentally (w/o knowing) erased everything on the hard drive the first time I did this with the Disk utility.... Please Help me out I just know I'm almost there!!



l7alzk
Nov 7, 2008, 09:28 AM
please i woul appreciate any help possible

jodelli
Nov 7, 2008, 12:08 PM
You have the retail installer disc. Setting up in target mode run the disc from the MBP drive and when it asks you the destination drive for the 10.4 installation name the iBook HDD. Tiger will be installed from the optical drive.

l7alzk
Nov 7, 2008, 06:56 PM
No i cant do that because when I try to boot the installer it says it cannot be installed or prompt in the MBP because the Ibook is PPC and the MBP is Intel so it wont even start.... Says this cannot be initiated in you comouter look for list of compability.

Anything else?

jodelli
Nov 7, 2008, 07:30 PM
Ok. All I'm saying is that you need to find a way to install from an outside drive as it will not install the img from the iBook drive to the iBook drive. It has to be installed from a disk other than the destination HDD in the iBook.

From what I understood you:
"restored the Ibook with the disk utility on the MBP putting as source the installer for tiger which I ripped off the img file from the the retail version I bought. And so I rstored it to the HD of the Ibook, takes about 15-10min(Maybe less) and done. When I turn on My Ibook it automatically boots into the installing of OS X process. Everything goes smooth until I get to the part that I have to choose the destination but I can't choose anything because the HD for the Ibook won't show, it doesnt show any possible destination for me to save to."

That's why it can't find the destination drive, because it's the same one that it's already on.