iBook restore disks on eMac?

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  1. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    Is it possible to install OS X on an emac using my ibook's restore disks? I want to install Panther on the emac, it curently has jaguar. :confused:
     
  2. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    A. This is not the place to post this. Everyone is going to jump on you about how you should go out and buy a Licenseed copy of panther.

    B. Yes it should install, but the restore program will not(You can install those packages from the terminal, gargeband, idvd ect..). Boot you emac with the first cd.
     
  3. CubaTBird thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well

    i well i just wanted to know, i mean i already own panther discs, why go out and buy another set? Thats like buying two sets of silverware, one for lunch and one for dinner. :eek:
     
  4. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    hey man. Im not try to lecture you, but that comment will get you lectured on this site.

    Technically, you are right don't need to buy two sets of silverware. But what you do need is apple's permission to install 10.3 on you other machine. The going price for that is $129, whether you want the cds or not. (Don't forget, Ilife 4 not included).

    With that said, IT will work. Just not the right thing to do (TM) :)
     
  5. phonemonkey macrumors regular

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    say this is the case (this IS my case)

    Say my dog pissed on my ibook, the ibook is dead, and I go out and get a sawtooth desktop. OS X will install on it but the software restore disks which have more apps, is liscensed to me, is not on 2 computers, and is the only way I can get os 9 on the sawtooth will not work. Is there any way around this without getting an os 9 disk? I really need classic.
     
  6. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    I'm feeling generous today, so I'm going to let KingCobra ream you about this rather than do it myself.

    I'm feeling generous to KingCobra though, not you.

    No, CubaTBird, you can't do it. phonemonkey, you can't either. Not just for moral reasons--it just won't work.
     
  7. phonemonkey macrumors regular

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    Well I for one would like to thank you for your generosity and your conscience with morals. Had I thought of the moral implications of trying to legally install my own software on a single computer without breaking any laws I never would have asked my own question. Again thank you for not reaming me, that would have been dreadful.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Regardless of tone, Horrortaxi's advice is correct: the restore disks won't work on different systems, esp. to install OS9 with them. You could probably pulls some of the other apps off, but I don't think you'll get OS 9 installed with them. Sorry....
     
  9. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    Legality and ethics aside, the answer is a resounding YES/NO

    You cannot boot from and use the restore function.

    You Can boot from and then utilize a utility or terminal to extract the package you wish and instal those.

    Rather than insight a legal/ethic battle here, just do a search at versiontracker.com or macupdates.com for any app that will extract packages from tomes on instal disks. Then read up on those and you should be able to instal what you want, where you want.

    Another option, that I have not tired is to restore from the iBook with other mac in target Firewire mode. I have no idea if this will work, but its easy to try.
     
  10. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    Do a man on installer. that will tell you how to install packages from the terminal. All the OS9 ect. stuff is on the CD its just hidden. ls -la will show all files.
     
  11. phonemonkey macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice man. Will see what I can do...
     
  12. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it would have been bad. I'd get ya all worked up and you'd probably cry.

    But what you're asking about isn't actually covered in the software agreement. Your iBook disks are for the iBook. It says so right on them. Apple goes so far as to disable them on other machines. Take the hints. But if you're set on doing it, you've been told what your options are.
     
  13. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....except silverware does not come with an end user license agreement. People forget that OS X is a *single computer* license, not single user - so if you happen to have more than one Mac you need to get a licensed copy for each....buy it, don't pirate....oh yeah!
     

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