Encrypting OS X Tiger

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MacBH928, May 23, 2014.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    Good Day,

    I have an old iMac 2002 that I believe has Tiger on it (its the last OS before the one that needed intel chips to be installed). Any way I do not use it any more but I keep it around for old time sakes, it has a lot of sentimental value.

    Any way, I want to encrypt the HDD just incase and I am not sure which FileVault it has. It has a major flaw, the computer can dual boot into OS 9 and through OS 9 I can open files from the OS X Tiger partition (Even though the Tiger partition needs a password to log in).

    Can any one advise me on how to secure the data on that HDD? It would be great if I can encrypt both OS X and OS 9 partitions.
  2. tampasteve macrumors 6502

    If you have Tiger (10.4) then you have Filevault 1, or Legacy Filevault as it is known now. You may want to ask this question in the PPC forum, more readers of the older OS X versions will see it there.

    BTW, the last OS X version to support PPC chips was 10.5, Leopard. But not all PPC machines support 10.5.

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