Install Tiger over Panther

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

  1. myflatsix macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2007
    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


    Jun 16, 2004
    No, the license for the Restore disc is only for instllation on the iMac.
  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    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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