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

    Apr 15, 2009
    in a house
    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.
    :apple: ibook G3- 500 MHZ
    192 MB RAM
    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

    Dec 15, 2005
    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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