Can't boot tiger on my lombard =( need help

BlackMaggot

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Jul 28, 2005
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I know my lombard isn't supported anymore but still after hours of work and blowing up my performa 6400 I finally got 10.4 on my lombard but when i select the 10.4 system folder as the startup system (under 10.0.3) and restart it boots again under 10.0.3
any advice?
 

mklos

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So let me get this right.... You have both Mac OS X.0.3 and OS X.4 on it? Are they on the same partition? (which would seem impossible to me)

I would make sure that ONLY Mac OS X.4 is on it. Thats doing an erase and install.
 

yellow

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Technically, Tiger has to be installed on a Mac with firewire.. which your Lombard does not have. The Pismo is the oldest laptop that can get Tiger installed on it straight out of the box.

It's entirely possible that you will never get Tiger installed on there without some xpostfacto-like.
 

mklos

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I have Tiger installed on a 333MHz iMac and it runs fine. I just had to take the HD out and put it in my external FW HD and use my iMac G5 to install Tiger. Afterwards it booted just fine.


When Apple gives a minimum requirement, this doesn't really mean that OS X won't run on anything under that (with a few exceptions), it just means that if it doesn't work, they won't support it. G3/G4 upgrade cards are a good example of that.

The minimum requirements are the specs that you will need to make Tiger run just ok on your Mac.
 

BlackMaggot

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ok this is gonna take a while ...
first of all the PB has 256 mb ram

so what I did was:
first I installed 10.4 on my 20Gb Ipod using an imac G4 from a friend and tried to boot it on the PB
far too late I realised you can't boot from a USB drive
I couldn't make a partition of my hard drive because in order to create a bootable backup your drive should have to be completely empty
I decided to copy 10.4 from my Ipod to a second hard drive in an imac G3 500Mhz with 512Mb ram
then I installed OS 9 on my PB so I could boot in in scsi disk mode wich I then connected to my performa 6400/200 with 74 mb ram
then I completely reformatted the disk of the PB to HFS+ and used silverkeeper to make a bootable backup of the 10.4 on the imac to the hard drive in the PB
however when I tried to boot the PB it kept flashing the "no system found" icon
and then I installed 10.0.3 on it (which I now updated to 10.1) and I could see the 10.4 system folder in the startup disk menu
when I select it and reboot it takes a while and a spinning black icon appears in the upper left corner (it looks like the rainbow disk but in black and white) and it reboots under 10.1
now I can't even boot my performa anymore it just freezes when it loads 9.2.2
I need help....
lot's of it