Need to Update from Mac Os X 10.2.8 to at least OS X 10.3.8

Discussion in 'macOS' started by libtronic, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. libtronic macrumors newbie

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    I have an emac G4 that is currently running on OS X 10.2.8, my cd/dvd drive has destroyed itself a few times now and so I am using an external cd drive. I need to update OS X to at least the 10.3.8 version so I can use Pro tools. The problem is that the external cd drive doesn't read dvds and after reading about Tiger it appears that this is essential. I found this software (link below) which appears to be what I need to update my system.
    http://store.fastmac.com/product_inf...roducts_id=104
    Is this legit? Will it allow me to update my software and run pro tools?

    If anyone has any advice that would be great... Keep in mind that I am a poor college student and really can't afford investing in Tiger and an new external dvd reader or fixing my current one. Thank You!
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    That link is broken, so I can't offer any advice there, but you may be interested to know that there is a CD version of Tiger too.
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yes, there is a disc exchange program, Apple will provide Tiger CDs for an additional fee.

    It would be a good idea to check first that the external drive works as a boot device, before spending the money on a new OS.
     
  4. libtronic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I find out if the drive works as a boot device?
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Do you have any sort of bootable CD around, even a Jaguar install disc, to try? If that can get anywhere, you should be fine.
     

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