Install Leopard on iBook w/ external hard drive

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  1. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I have the leopard install disk restored to a partition on my external hard drive and want to install leopard on my iBook G4. The partition shows up as a startup disk option in my macbook which is running Snow Leopard, but not in the ibook which is running Tiger. Shouldn't I be able to boot to the drive with the iBook? How can I make the iBook boot to the disk so I can install Leopard?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    You have to have a firewire external drive to boot on an iBook.
     
  3. -tWv- thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, that explains it. So if I don't have a firewire drive or a DL DVD is there any way to install Leopard on the iBook?
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Do you have another Mac that can read the disk? If so, you could hook the two computers up via Firewire and install from that.
     
  5. -tWv- thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I have another mac.. But the stupid late 2008 Macbook's don't have a firewire port, I guess I'll just have to go buy some DL DVD's and use those
     
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    Any way to use remote install Mac OSX to do this?
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Why would you need Leopard on iBook?

    A double layer DVD is under $1 in bulk or just a few dollars.
     

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