Installing Tiger on a G3 iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MOFS, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

    MOFS

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    Help, is pretty much all I can say; HEEEEEEEELP!!!;)

    I have a G3 iBook, 600MHz, 2 USB slots, 1 firewire slot, DVD ROM/CDRW with 640Mb. I bought a Tiger DVD which on the front says:

    "Mac OS X Tiger. Includes Xcode 2. Install DVD. Version 10.4.6."

    It came as new, inside a Mac OS X box (no grey installation discs - just 1 black DVD). But...it won't install on my iBook. In fact, it won't even mount on my desktop! I've tried holding "C" on startup but that won't help. Incidentally, I can't repair permissions (I just get "No valid packages (-9997)") but that seems to be the only thing going on with my Mac! Any ideas to get this show on the road?

    mofs
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    If you have another Mac.... you can put your iBook into Firewire Disk Mode by holding down the T button as the iBook boots up. Then you can connect it via firewire to another Mac.... pop the Install DVD into that Mac.... and install on the iBook as if it were an external drive.

    Either that....or your copy is made for an Intel machine?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    MOFS

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    I did think that, 'tho the DVD box says that the requirements are "Power PC G5, G4 or G3 processor; built in FireWire, 256MB of physical RAM; DVD drive for installation".

    :confused:
     
  4. macrumors member

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    You can see the disk in Finder etc. right?
    Have you tried resettting PRAM?
     
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    velocityg4

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    Since you say it does not mount. Do other DVD's mount on your desktop, not CD's, since cd's can work when dvd's do not, but actual DVD data or video discs?
     

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