Install discs - Can they be used for any Mac?

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  1. terrorbite macrumors member

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    My friend recently gave me one of his old Mac Minis. He couldn't find the install discs, and I'd like to format the hard drive and have everything fresh and new. I was thinking of buying a Tiger install disc on ebay (legit), but it says its for the Macbook and therefore I assume an Intel Mac.

    I know Tiger works for both PPC and Intel, but does that count for the install discs that come with hardware too? Also, I assume there shouldn't be any problems to do with the discs being for a laptop and my comp being a Mini?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No. Install disks are architecture and computer specific. There were also no retail Intel Tiger copies.
     
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