Dumb question re upgrading the OS.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by *old-guy*, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. *old-guy* macrumors regular

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    #1
    My eMac 800 (ATI) has Panther installed but I would like to install Tiger which is on a DVD.
    The major problem is that the eMac has a CD drive only.
    I do not have access to an external DVD drive.
    BUT, my Pismo has a DVD drive.
    Can it be done?

    Ta muchly,
    Steve
     
  2. jodelli macrumors 65816

    jodelli

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    #2
    I did something like that using Target Disk Mode between an iBook and a G4 PowerMac. I think I had Tiger already installed on the iBook though. I was basically cloning its drive to back it up to an empty third HDD on the PM as the iBook was going elsewhere.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Both of your computers luckily are qualified to use Target Disk Mode, so yes you can use your Pismo's DVD drive to install to your DVD-less eMac.

    When using the instructions at Apple's Target Disk Mode page, your Pismo will be the one described as the "target" disk and the eMac will be the "host" computer.
     
  4. *old-guy* thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Thanks, guys.
    i'll go and have a read of that and see if my old brain feels up to the job.
     

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