Install Tiger over Panther

Discussion in 'macOS' started by myflatsix, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. myflatsix macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone out there tell me if it's possible to install Tiger using a Tiger Restore Disc over Panther?

    Here's what I have:
    Twp years ago, I bought a first gen. Mac Mini with Panther (first Apple I've ever owned). I'm about to buy a new 24" iMac. Is it possible to use the Restore Disc that comes with the iMac to install Tiger over Panther on the old Mini? I realize that Apple probably tries to prohibit such activity, but I really don't feel like spending $130 on top of $2000 and I'd really like to run Tiger on both of my machines.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    No, the license for the Restore disc is only for instllation on the iMac.
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    Also, the restore discs will only work with the type of computer they were originally supplied with.

    Even if you could get around that restriction, your mini has a PPC processor and the iMac is Intel so the OS will be incompatible.
     

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