Booting for Tiger

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shreddog, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. shreddog macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2008
    I'm not a technical person so please excuse if this is an elementary question. My MBA is on it's way from Anchorage (can't wait) and I want to be ready for it when it arrives.

    I currently connect to my work LAN through Cisco VPN. My IT group tells me that the Cisco VPN and/or the remote desktop software that I currently use is not compatible with Leopard. Can the MBA be bootable in either Leopard or Tiger?

  2. dyerucf macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    Alpharetta, GA
    Will not work

    As far as I am aware it will not work for MBA. You wont have any of the feature your need for the systems. No multi-touch, no Remote Disk, ect. You may be able to do it with VMWare but I wound not know where to begin.
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    I doubt you'll be able to get Tiger on an MBA for the same reason you can't on SR MBs: the graphics card has no Tiger drivers. In general, you can't run an OS older than the OS the laptop shipped with.
  4. canucks-17 macrumors regular


    Jan 8, 2008
    It won't be possible. X3100 drivers not available.
  5. shreddog thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2008
    OK thanks. I guess I have to get XP or Vista and use Bootcamp or Parallels.

  6. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I use the Cisco IPsec VPN client on my MBP, running Leopard, with no problems. Your IT group is not in the know. :)

    Edit: FYI, the version I'm sing is 4.9.01 (build 0080).
  7. shreddog thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2008
    Really? ok, that's encouraging. Can't wait to try it out.

    It doesn't surprise me that my crack IT squad didn't know this.


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