Installing a new OS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chopsuey158, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. chopsuey158 macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2004
    sorry about this post my computer fritzed out and posted two, not sure how to delete it so here's the real one:

    "I have the 10.4 discs here, but they are on dvd. I was trying to install them on my ibook g3 by doing a network startup, but it's just giving me the flashing box at startup... How can I change my startup disk back to the original 10.3?

    Secondly, what would you all advise for getting 10.4 on my ibook g3 that doesn't read dvds? Any good ideas out there besides paying 10 bucks and having apple send me the cds?"
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Get an external DVD-ROM? (From a friend perhaps).

    There is only one solution for getting DVD's on a machine that has no DVD-ROM.
  3. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    If you're adventurous and have another laptop that reads DVD's, you could swap hard drives, install it on the laptop that reads DVD's, and then swap back.

    If you have a FireWire enclosure for a 2.5" laptop hard drive, you could also put the hard drive in there, plug it into any FireWire and DVD-capable Mac, and install it right on there.

    I prefer adventure, but if you've never heard of donig this before, then just buying a DVD-ROM or buying the CD's from Apple would be best for you. Cheers!

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