10.4 on a B&W G3

Discussion in 'macOS' started by finndawg, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. finndawg macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2006
    Hi all. Like other threads I've seen on this board, I can't get Tiger to install on my Rev 1 B&W G3.

    300MHz, 1 GB RAM, brand new 120GB Seagate drive as master
    Firmware is up to date
    Was running 10.3 on old master drive
    Prams are zapped
    Pioneer DVD drive installed and confirmed to work

    The G3 will boot from the DVD however after I select English as the primary language, a drop-down alert simply notifies me that "This software cannot be installed on this computer". I've read of many people installing Tiger on their Blue and Whites (with various problems encountered) but have not seen this particular issue cited.

    Any suggestions?
  2. mac.head.high macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2005
    Los Angeles
    First question: Where did you buy your copy of OS X from, and is it the 10.4 disc or the new 10.4.3 OS disc that is being sold these days by apple?
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yeah, that sounds like a non-retail version of OSX. You can't use the Tiger disks bundled with one computer on a different computer. :(
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    ummmm, I've installed RETAIL versions of 10.4, along with EVERY other version of OS X back to 10.0, on my B&W notta problemo, ever!

    If your Tiger disc is NOT a retail-boxed version, it wont work on a B&W, regardless of what you do or dont do........

    dont matter, either one will work if the proper version :)

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