installing tiger to G4 Cube

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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