Installing Boot Camp in MacBook that runs TIGER

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Applemaniac, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Applemaniac macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2009
    Hello everyone, this is the first time I'm using the Macrumors forum, I have just registered today!!!!

    My question is:

    I have a PowerBook running the Leopard with the Boot Camp running, I got just two weeks ago an iMac 27", running the Snow Leopard, and again, I have installed the Boot Camp. Both with registered XP Media Center Home Edition.

    Well, I have an older MacBook running Mac OS Tiger 10.4.8, How can I install the bootcamp in this machine? do I need to buy an installation disc for the Snow Leopard/Leopard? Is the any other option, like obtaining the Boot Camp software so I can install it in the old MacBook? I know the beta version is no longer available, so how can I install just the Boot Camp software?

    Thanks for the help
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    You can't. You need to upgrade to either Leopard or Snow Leopard in order to use BC.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Given the price of Snow Leopard, I recommend buying that and so your macbook will have the bootcamp utility and drivers.
  4. macmaster4848 macrumors newbie


    Dec 18, 2009
    RE:Installing Boot Camp in MacBook that runs TIGER

    This is possible but illegal, the only way you can install bootcamp on tiger is to get the beta but apple does not give it anymore so if you want it the only way to get it is to torrent it which is illegal and could have a virus. Apple says you need to buy a mac box set with ilife and iwork to install snow leopard on tiger but there is nothing physically stopping you using the $30 disk except it is illegal.

    The only way to legally use bootcamp on your mac is to buy a mac box set with snow leopard that costs $169. You could install parallels or vm ware onto your mac on tiger and emulate windows or any operating system with an operating system disk or disk image (.iso). Parallels or vm ware will not dual boot anything, it will make a virtual disk file and show the operating system you are dual booting inside a window, fortunately you can make it full screen.
  5. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You could probably use Paragon CampTune or GParted Live to partition your drive and install Windows just by holding Alt/Option down on boot.

    Nothing illegal with that.

    The only challenge is the drivers... For which you have a number of legitimate paths. 1) Get drivers for most things from the OEM 2) Get Leopard used somewhere 3) Buy the SL box set.

    Buying the SL upgrade pack would work but it is not licensed for that use.


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