Powermac G3 And Tiger

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Mac OS X User, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I currently have a powermac g3 350mhz b&w with a cd drive. I also have a powermac g4 mdd dp 1ghz with a DVD drive. My tiger disc is a DVD but I want to install it on the g3 b&w. Can I put the DVD drive from the mdd into the g3 b&w, install tiger and then take it out and put it back into the mdd


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    adcx64

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    you could do that, or connect the two with a FireWire cable and use target disk mode to use the G4s DVD drive on the G3.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    yes you could, it would be a pain tho

    as the op said target disk mode is the way to go.
     
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    Hrududu

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    Except the B&W G3 doesnt support target disk mode...
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    I did the same thing with Panther in a Beige G3 desktop (swapped an aftermarket DVD-RW from my Digital Augio G4), and it worked fine.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    then put the mdd if target disk mode and use it's dvd drive
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help guys
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