Another iMac 350 question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by p0intblank, May 30, 2006.

  1. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #1
    Another question regarding my iMac G3 350... is there any way possible to install OS X Tiger on the internal CD-ROM drive even though the disc is a DVD? I know it's probably a no, but I have to try...

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Location:
    Arkansas
    #2
    A plain ol' CD-ROM drive can not, under any circumstances, read a DVD.
     
  3. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #3
    I figured that, but I had to try. Sooo, anyone know the best site I can get one for cheap? A DVD-ROM drive would do just fine. I don't need a burner. I checked New Egg, but could only find your standard desktop drives.
     
  4. Macer macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    #4
    Didn't Apple offer a cd-rom version of tiger?
     
  5. FF_productions macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    #5
    I think they do, search around the Apple website.
     
  6. Macer macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    #6
    I am sure when i ordered the Tiger upgrade from the web site, it asked if i would like Tiger on a DVD or CD.
     
  7. reh macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Location:
    Arkansas
    #7
    You're right, they don't seem to have any slim DVD-ROM drives. But they do have Combo drives starting at about $50.

    Edit: no idea on compatibility though.
     
  8. California macrumors 68040

    California

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    #8
    I have TIger on an external hd with firewire and I load it into my G3 iMacs that way.
     

Share This Page