Trouble reinstalling Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrzeve, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2005
    Hey all.

    My sister just recently bought a Mac mini and her harddrive faulted. So she lost the Tiger cd and also recently bought a iMac G5 for her office.

    However, when she tried to use the cd that came with the G5 to install Tiger, it gives a message like this application can not be installed on this computer.

    What gives?
  2. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    I don't know if apple still does this, but they used to make OEM cd's machine specific, and they couldn't be installed on a different type of machine.
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    As noted above, the installer for the iMac is for the iMac and won't function on the mini.

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