Challenge: Can u Install OS X on ibook using a PC?

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  1. kewyn15 macrumors newbie

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    Hello People,

    ********How can I Install tiger on my iBook with what I've got?*********

    iBook G3 600Mhz networked to PC
    PC - Dvd drive
    Tiger Dvd
    Tiger .dmg and .iso image
    I can also get hold of an external firewire hard disk

    I've burned an image of the dvd in .dmg using my PC and used my iBook OS X 10.1.5 to transfer it over using the network. BY THE WAY! The dvd is an original

    Can someone work out something????
    Cheers
     
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  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, but that's no fun! :)

    Take the DVD drive out of the PC and hook it up to the IDE interface of the firewire drive. The iBook should be able to boot off of that.

    I'm sure there's some fancy way to network install as well, but I don't know how.
     
  4. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ****Take the DVD drive out of the PC and hook it up to the IDE interface of the firewire drive. The iBook should be able to boot off of that.****

    I would need a special cable for that right??? or!?
    :confused:
     
  5. liketom macrumors 601

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    shame he can not use target mode on the PC hook right into the dvd drive of the PC
     
  6. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it actually possible to install OS X from a network without using OS X server?
     
  7. liketom macrumors 601

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    it would need netboot on it to do that so - no would be your answer
     
  8. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    i have an adapter that lets you use the ide device though your usb port
    lmk if you're intersted in it
     
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  10. liketom macrumors 601

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    panther could
     
  11. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have learned that u cannot use an external usb Dvd drive to install OS X.
     
  12. liketom macrumors 601

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    Panther could boot from a USB HDD so if your image was on that it could be done i think.

    Tiger has not got this feature :(

    they may be a way to boot from external DVD drives but i think Firewire only on that one
     
  13. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah,....I'm looking at external dvd's on ebay....cause I've got other OS X on dvd like 10.1.2 and all I was trying to figure out, is how to install OS dvd's without a dvd drive on my ibook and using a PC.
    Sounds weired but yeah....
    thanks for your post
     
  14. liketom macrumors 601

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    what i would do is find another mac and (with a dvd drive) and pop ur dvd in that and connect your mac to it via firewire and do targt mode on it then you will be able to install on your mac
     
  15. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the problem is that i don't know ANYONE!! I MEAN ANYONE with a mac!!!
    I've decided to give mac a chance cause windows just keep crashing on me...
     
  16. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have an ipod?
    There are ways of putting the installation disk contents on the ipod. You could just get a program like transmac to read the install dvd then copy everything on the install dvd to the ipod the boot from the ipod. It might work, ive never tried it though.
     
  17. liketom macrumors 601

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    do you have an apple store nearby? if so say your a switcher and get them to do it for you.

    or you can request a CD version from apple but i'm not sure Tiger comes in CD format ?
    or

    Panther CD from ebay ?

    Congrats at switching once you get sorted you will love the Mac platform - much much much better then windows
     
  18. liketom macrumors 601

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    Needs to be firewire though? or will USB be ok
     
  19. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was always scared on getting a mac, just the fact that most of the stuff runs on windows, but when u realise the realiability of a mac, and alos being "almost" virus and spyware free!!! Bring it on!

    No sorry, no apple store around here,... and I don't have and ipod BUT I can get hold of an external firewire drive...does that count?
     
  20. liketom macrumors 601

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    thinking about it

    you can pop the DMG onto the firewire hdd and run it from you iBook double click it and install Tiger will pop up and ask for reboot you might get away with that
     
  21. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What happens next after I'll restart though? I lauched it directly from my hard drive once...and it would just say restart, and just boot normaly into my already installed osx and does not launch anything else,
     
  22. liketom macrumors 601

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    use start up disk in system prefs
     

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  23. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have 10.1 on the iBook and there is only my system folder, and a restart button and that's it
     
  24. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Do what i said except copy the contents of the install dvd to the external hdd, then when you start up you mac hold the option key and select the hdd from the list. It sould work.
     
  25. kewyn15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I just text my friend and asked if I could borrow if external HDD
    let u know what happens.
     

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