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Installing Panther on a Tiger-only PowerBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Moo-Boo, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular


    G'day my fellow Mac aficionados,

    I am in a a bit of a quagmire. I have a beautiful G4 1.67GHz PowerBook (the one that was released in Oct. 2005) and it came with no system. I have no Tiger disc and I'll be buggered if I am going to pay $150 or more for a new Tiger disc when Leopard will be out in less than 2 months. I'm writing this at the moment on my MacBook, and, as you know, those discs won't even work on a PowerBook. But, I do have genuine Panther 10.3.5 install discs. I hate to see them go to waste as it was an excellent, fast OS. I think there's a workaround to install Panther on my PowerBook, but I can't find it, if it indeed is even possible. Sigh. Thus, my quagmire. Does any smart cookie (or doughnut for that matter!) know a way out?

    Thanks heaps, have a great day,

    Matt (and the cranky cat)
  2. macrumors 68020


    Apple highly recommends that you do not "down grade" your OS system. I will find the doc. but they say not to do it. I do have install disks from my iBook G4 10.4.2. I would like to get rid of them because I have a MacBook now. Let me know. PM me.

  3. macrumors regular


    G'day Matt,

    Thanks for doing that for me. I've tried other install discs before, but with no luck. I could extract the applications, but not the OS. Besides, I'm trying to save up for a new iMac. But, thanks for the generous offer.


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