Install Problem with my iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by prostuff1, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    Well, i came home for the weekend and told my parents that i could reinstall the OS for them (i left it a mess when i left for college). So i brought what i needed home and...well... the disks for reinstalling seem to be mess up. I cant see any thing wrong with them but they refuse to work. I was lucky enough to have an old tech teacher that had some more disks but they are 10.3 disk and i want ot put 10.4 back on this thing. Now, i did bring my laptop and it has 10.4 on it. I also have a backup on an external hard drive.

    What i was wondering is if i can install 10.4 onto the iMac from the external hard drive??

    If i boot from the external and then use SuperDuper ( or something similar...What do you suggest) to copy the external onto the internal would that work??

    Please help me out!!

    Thanks
     
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    If you clone your PowerBook hard drive to their iMacs hard drive, that should work. I don't know how to do you would do it though.... Just make sure there's nothing on there that you don't want them to see.

    But then again, a PowerBooks OS is slightly different then an iMacs. You have different screen resolutions and one has a battery.... You should really instal Tiger from the DVD. But since you can't get one, your screwed! Maybe you should instal Panther....
     
  3. prostuff1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    I jsut called apple and they said that it would not work, which i kinda figured would happen. I had an old tech teacher bring me some of the iMac G5 install disks he had but unfortunantly they are panther disks. I as of right now have panther installed and am doing all the updates. nad man these fans are getting annoying!!!

    Anyway, i tried to call my local apple reseller cause the apple guy said that if i took my old tiger install DVD's to them they should exchange them for me...but alas i was about 10 min late in calling the store so my mom and dad are going to have to put up with panther for a while. Hope it is only for a week.

    Anyone have any other suggestion that would allow me to get tiger back onto this computer tonight??

    Thanks
     

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