tiger on G4 install-problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dune, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. dune macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm just trying to install 10.4.2 on my old G4 quicksilver dual 800.
    it doesn't work. I always get the message "this software cannot be installed on this computer".

    the install-dvd came with my new G5. is that the problem? is the G5-installation not compatible with G4??
     
  2. metalgearmac macrumors member

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    #2
    Try installing via firewire target disk mode
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #3
    Is it the restore DVD for your new iMac or is it a full version Tiger disc? A restore disc will only work on the system it came with.
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    Yeah, the cd's that come with a computer aren't the same as the dvd you buy in a retail store/online. Those can be used on any computer you need to upgrade (obviously - and legally only one). The one's that come with the computer are only to fix any problems/reinstall the OS to the computer they came along with.
     
  5. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

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    while metalgearmac's suggestion would probably work, I question the legality, considering OEM copies of the OS must stay with the machine they shipped on *tick* sorry, slipped into Microsoft Land for a sec. Still, Apple's license is basically the same thing...
     

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