|Jan 3, 2011, 07:15 PM||#1|
Mini G4 won't update Tiger
Just bought this mini off of ebay and it turns on fine, but the mail app is missing. So, I have tried everything I can think of to update the OS. This is what I have to work with;
Power PC G4, 1.25 Ghz
10.4 Pre-Release (8A396)
Have tried my 10.5 and 10.6 and it won't take them.
10.4.2 and 10.4.1 get "This volume does not meet the requirements for this update"
I only want a basic machine for my mother-in-law to do email and surf the web. Any help is appreciated.
Love living in Louisiana
|Jan 3, 2011, 08:38 PM||#2|
If its a pre-release or developer version, I don't think you're going to be able to update the OS. You're going to need an install of a true version of 10.4 in order to run the updates to get it up to 10.4.11
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|Jan 3, 2011, 10:13 PM||#5|
I see Tiger and even Leopard discs on Craigslist in my area (Chicago for $10-15 bucks pretty regularly). Just make sure that whatever one you choose, you get the full retail install disc, not the update disc.
Your other option is to install a 3rd party Mail alternative. There are many, and most are free. Just do a Google search or ask for recommendations here.
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TBD, iPad 4, iPhone 4S
|Jan 4, 2011, 07:21 AM||#6|
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