Install Tiger from FW DVD???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eRondeau, May 21, 2008.

  1. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

    eRondeau

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    #1
    Quick question, looking for a quick answer.

    I have an iMac G3 "Snow" 600MHz/640MB/40GB that is running 10.3.9 like a charm. I want to upgrade it to 10.4.11 using my store-bought Tiger install DVD. However the iMac drive is CD-ROM only. But I have a LaCie Firewire External DVD-R/W drive. Can I just hook it up and install from the LaCie over FireWire, or is it more complicated than that?

    OR -- SECOND THOUGHT -- how about making a .dmg of the Tiger install DVD, and moving it onto the old iMac via a USB key, or external FW HD??? Maybe that's an even better idea....

    Any thoughts???
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    #2
    You can use the external DVD drive with no problem.
     

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