can I port an iBook G4 install to an iBook G3?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by foothead, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. foothead macrumors regular

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    #1
    I just bought a parts ibook from ebay, but I managed to fix it, except there was no hard drive. I currently have a 6 GB HD in it with OS X.3.9 on it, but I want tiger. I have the tiger family pack, so I have a license for it. It only has a CD-ROM drive, so I am wondering if I can buy a 40 GB HD, and clone the one from my G4 onto it.
    SPECS
    :apple: ibook G3- 500 MHZ
    192 MB RAM
    CD-ROM
    currently has 6 GB HD
    :apple: ibook G4- 1064 MHZ
    1.25 GB RAM
    Combo drive
    40 GB HD

    thank you for your help.
     
  2. greenday123 macrumors 6502

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    You could put the G3 into target disc mode (Hold down T while booting it) and run the tiger disc on the G4 and choose the G3's hard drive to install it on. It should work.
     

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