Installing tiger on powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Gilgland, May 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a Powerbook who's hard drive died. I got a new hard drive and an install disc that said it is only for a G4 powerbook. i booted from disc 1of 2 and it let me selectEnglish as the lang. but then said "Alert this software cannot be installed on this computer" and gives me 2 options : restart or startup disc. It will let me run disc utility but it will not install. Any idea why? Do I have the wrong discs even tho they say g4 powerbook?
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    Jun 16, 2004
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    Are the discs grey?
    If they are they should tell you which machine they are for

    EDIT: Sorry you said it was for PB only. :eek:

    You have formatted the drive, right?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea they are gray and say powerbook G4 on them. I have a 15" 1.5ghz powerbook.

    Yes I did format the drive.

    Did they make an install disc for tiger that was a full install (instead of an upgrade) and was not specific to a particular model?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Jul 28, 2008
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    this is the exact same problem i seem to have except my laptop is older its the titanium powerbook g4. im sure its the right disc it only says powerbook g4 on it.
     

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