iBook G3 firewire device not recognized

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by emveedeeaych, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. emveedeeaych macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2007
    Hey all,

    I'm attempting to upgrade a family member 800mhz iBook G3 from 10.2 to 10.4 using my old iPod as the install drive. (Restored a DMG, etc) Only problem is that (other than being an ancient computer, I guess) is that said iBook doesn't see the iPod until after OSX loads (white spinny guy).

    Tried holding Alt at bootup (not listed), setting it as the default boot device (just skips it and goes right to the HD), and just running it from OSX (reboots, straight back to OSX desktop).

    Is there something I'm missing? Does this model G3 not allow detecting boot devices at start up? I'm kind of at a brick wall here. Should I just bite the bullet and do a target disk install?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2008

    for starters, man that's really neat that you can use an ipod as an install device. now in all honesty, you really need to use a cd to upgrade to tiger. how do you mount the dmgs? do you use disk utility? do the cd drive function and can you burn cds from some mac?

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