installing tiger to G4 Cube

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mcn87, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    Hello there!

    I have two macs(one is macbook, another one is G4 cube). On my G4 Cube OS 9.2 is running and it is up to date. (last firmware update installed) I want to install mac os x tiger on it but i can not. I tried almost everything but i couldn't install yet.

    Firstly I downloaded tiger.dmg and burned into a dvd, then inserted to the Cube. It can read the DVD but couldn't run the tiger dmg file. so i could not install in this way.

    Then i connect the macbook to my Cube via firewire and I inserted the installation dvd to the macbook but the result was same. cube can read the DVD but couldn't run the tiger dmg file.

    Then I changed the host and target. I saw G4's harddisk as an external harddisk on my macbook's screen and i found the OSInstall.mpkg after I mounted Tiger dmg file on desktop. I choosed as installation destination G4's harddisk and installed the tiger on it. Then i open the Cube and I opened startup disc on os9 to choose os x as startup system. Though Tiger's system files are on the G4's harddisk there is no choise as os x in the startup disc menu so i couldn't start tiger.

    What can i do for install the tiger on my Cube?
  2. macrumors regular

    May 10, 2005
    I'm going to assume that you have obtained the DMG from a legal copy of Tiger.
    You need to mount the DMG and burn a disc copy of image. You can't just burn the DMG as a data disc.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    I see but unfortunately my macbook has combo optical drive and so that i can't burn mount image to a dvd. I copied DMG and burn to a dvd in my sister's pc. :( can I copy the mounted image and burn at my sister's pc?
  4. macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    You cant mount .DMGs under Windows, at least not without specialist software (Ive always had a Mac around, so dont know what to suggest here) - what you need to do is treat the .DMG as a .ISO in effect (Dont bother changing the extension I doubt that would work) - I think your only sensible options are to 1) Obtain a original Tiger DVD from eBay, or 2) Try and obtain the original Tiger CDs (Apple did do a CD Set) from an auction site, or from a local Mac User Group (If there is one, someone there may be able to give you the CDs).

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