OSX on old Blue/White iBook ?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by eyelight, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have an old blue and white iBook, one of the first, 300Mhz as far as I remember. I've been trying to get my father to use a computer and can give this to him, but would like to install OSX on it first.

    Can you run OSX on this iBook ?

    Since it only has a CD drive, can you even install OSX on it ?


    Larry

    15" PB 1.5 Ghz
     
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    mjstew33

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    Yep, you can put OS X 10.3 Panther on it. I don't think anything more, because I have one of those(Tangerine) and it doesn't have FireWire, and I think Mac OS X 10.4 requires FireWire. It will be dramatically slow. and it's only a 3GB HD. I'd put in a 256MB RAM chip and put OS 9.2.2 on there to run smooth.

    It can't really handle much.
     
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    Tiger (10.4) requires FireWire, Panther (10.3) only requires USB.
     
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    mjstew33

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    Changed :p
     

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