I lost my powerbook install disc...

JasonReid

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But I have my brothers macbook install disc. Would that work? My hard drive died and I am going to install a new one.
 

ghking

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yea i think so. Its just tiger. i dont think it varies between what kind of comp its shipped with.
 

Macky-Mac

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since your brother's macbook is intel based and your powerbook is a PPC, then it's most likely not going to work
 

ghking

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i thought the tiger that came with the intels was universal binary, not just for Intels

actually i know it will work. heres a quote from apple

Mac OS X 10.4.4
The latest release of Mac OS X, version 10.4.4, runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Mac systems.

from this page: http://www.apple.com/universal/
 

WildCowboy

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It definitely will not work. Restore discs are model-specific, so the MB disc won't work on a PB.

Contact Apple about getting a replacement PB restore disc for a nominal fee.
 

Macky-Mac

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yea i think so. Its just tiger. i dont think it varies between what kind of comp its shipped with.
apple often ships install disks with computers that wont install on any other type of computer other than the type they were bundled with
 

Naimfan

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OK, so how much ARE replacement restore discs from Apple? Does anyone know?

Bob
 

WildCowboy

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My recollection from other posters here is $19.99, but I don't know for sure.
 

WildCowboy

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I would try calling the general support line at 1-800-275-2273 if you're in the US.
 

torchwood04

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No, the OSX version for intel macs is not universal, while some of the apps may be, the OS as a whole is not.
 

gpaulinus

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Easy to get a new mac os x install disc from Apple

Calling general support is the answer: 1-800-275-2273. Very easy to order a new install disc for my macbook. Cost was around $17.60 with tax.
 

greenmeanie

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Well Leopard goes either way.
I install it on my G5 and intel machines.
But like the other poster said you would need a full install not a restore disc.
 

cjmillsnun

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No, the OSX version for intel macs is not universal, while some of the apps may be, the OS as a whole is not.
That applies for Tiger and Snow. Leopard was universal. I cloned a Leopard install from My MacBook grey disk onto an installed using my grey disk on to an AFP partition and dropped it into my old G4 Quicksilver as my DVD drive had broken so couldn't use my retail copy of Leopard at that time (I had no FireWire lead) It worked perfectly.