Install Tiger from FW DVD???

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

  1. eRondeau macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    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


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    You can use the external DVD drive with no problem.

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