iBook G4 - Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rwoolsey, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. rwoolsey macrumors member


    Aug 19, 2008
    I'm trying to reboot Tiger on an old, beat-up iBook G4, however, the machine doesn't want to boot from the disc. Besides restarting and holding down the C key, are there any other alternatives to get the disc working?

    The machine recognizes the disc, just doesn't boot from it.

    I should also point out that it doesn't want to restart when selecting the install disc as the startup disk under 'Startup Disk.'
  2. Teòma macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
    You could start it in open firmware and then tell it to boot off the cd.

    When it turns on hold Cmd+Option+o+f. When the open firmware pops up type the following.

    boot cd:,\\tbxi
    If that doesn't work you can make a disk image from the cd and use disk utility to restore the image to a flash drive. But make sure you set the boot record as "Apple partition map". Follow the tutorial below and boot from he flash drive.


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