Erase & Install on iBook G4 Questions

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jhomayne, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004
    Hi there.

    I'm about to do an erase and install on my ibook, everything backed up .etc just a few questions:

    When I got my iBook it was installed with Panther. I have since upgraded to Tiger. I presume that I need to reinstall with the original discs I got, not with my tiger upgrade cd and that I will need to re-upgrade to Tiger once I'm done? Would it be wise to get the latest combo update for Tiger ready to install once I'm done?

  2. macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2008
    No, you won't need to install panther first. As long as Tiger is installed now. Put in the Tiger Upgrade DVD, then click erase and install, then install. I've done it alot of times.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004

    So I won't need to use the original restore discs that came with my computer?
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004
    Sorry to bump my own thread but just wanted to check before i hit erase!

    Anyone else got any advice?

    Any recommended things to backup?
  5. macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV
    You can use the Tiger discs to do the erase and install. As for backing up, just make sure you have all the important stuff to you like photos, documents, music, etc. Good luck and everything will be fine.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004
    Everything is super lovely again.

    Although I kinda don't want to put any of my backed-up stuff back on as everything is so nice and clean!

    Although I am now realising what I forgot to back-up... namely iLife 07, as install disk is a couple hundred miles away!
  7. macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Happens to me too - it's a law of erase-and-install that there will always be SOMEthing. :p
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004

    And I'm thinking that while everything is nice and fresh I may even fork out for leopard...

    Would it be worth it on my iBook G4 1.2 768mb ram?

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