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Old Aug 23, 2007, 10:53 PM   #1
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Installing Panther on a Tiger-only PowerBook

G'day my fellow Mac aficionados,

I am in a a bit of a quagmire. I have a beautiful G4 1.67GHz PowerBook (the one that was released in Oct. 2005) and it came with no system. I have no Tiger disc and I'll be buggered if I am going to pay $150 or more for a new Tiger disc when Leopard will be out in less than 2 months. I'm writing this at the moment on my MacBook, and, as you know, those discs won't even work on a PowerBook. But, I do have genuine Panther 10.3.5 install discs. I hate to see them go to waste as it was an excellent, fast OS. I think there's a workaround to install Panther on my PowerBook, but I can't find it, if it indeed is even possible. Sigh. Thus, my quagmire. Does any smart cookie (or doughnut for that matter!) know a way out?

Thanks heaps, have a great day,

Matt (and the cranky cat)
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Old Aug 24, 2007, 12:04 AM   #2
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Apple highly recommends that you do not "down grade" your OS system. I will find the doc. but they say not to do it. I do have install disks from my iBook G4 10.4.2. I would like to get rid of them because I have a MacBook now. Let me know. PM me.

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Old Aug 24, 2007, 12:26 AM   #3
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Apple highly recommends that you do not "down grade" your OS system. I will find the doc. but they say not to do it. I do have install disks from my iBook G4 10.4.2. I would like to get rid of them because I have a MacBook now. Let me know. PM me.

Matt
G'day Matt,

Thanks for doing that for me. I've tried other install discs before, but with no luck. I could extract the applications, but not the OS. Besides, I'm trying to save up for a new iMac. But, thanks for the generous offer.

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