Installing iBook G4 Install discs on an older Model

tpmidd

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Feb 14, 2004
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Hey, I've got a 900 MHZ G3 ibook (see sig.) - purchased almost two years ago in August of 2003. My friend recently bought an iBook G4 (most recent model), and I was wondering if there was any way to install the bundled iLife software he got with his computer on mine. I tryed putting the disc in and installing just the software and it says it's not allowed, after viewing the log this is what came up:

Apr 19 01:17:51 : Bundled Software Installation Log
Apr 19 01:17:51 : Opened from: /Volumes/Mac OS X Install Disc 1/System/Installation/Packages/Bundled Software.mpkg
Apr 19 01:17:51 : Hardware Model: PowerBook4,3 @ 900 MHz, 640 MB
Apr 19 01:17:51 : Running OS Build: 7W98
Apr 19 01:17:51 : Installer Language: English
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires sysctl:hw.model = PowerBook6,5 FAIL for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires "certain file content criteria" PASS for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires sysctl:hw.model = PowerBook6,5 FAIL for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires "certain file content criteria" PASS for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 last message repeated 8 times
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires sysctl:hw.model = PowerBook6,5 FAIL for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires "certain file content criteria" PASS for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 last message repeated 19 times
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires package:com.apple.pkg.GarageBandApp != (null) PASS for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires "certain file content criteria" PASS for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 last message repeated 3 times
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires package:com.apple.pkg.iDVD != (null) PASS for root=(none), domain=0
Apr 19 01:17:56 : Requirement: requires "certain file content criteria" PASS for root=(none), domain=0

I have a little bit of knowledge on what this means (the required sooftware to be installed isn't on my computer)... but it seems like there might be a simple way around this if anyone's done it, an applescript or something....

Thanks for your help, and if it isn't possible I'm just going to be Tiger and iLife 05 in a few months anyway.
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
What part would you like an answer to:

The "sharing" of a friend's software part that could potentially get you banned from this forum,

Or, the part where the Apple iBook G4 installer disk is smart enough to know what hardware it is allowed to be installed on?
 

Balin64

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Jul 23, 2002
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tpmidd:

Yeah, sounds like you have to get Tiger. It should come with the iLife 05 apps. It will be well worth it. Apple hardware restore DVD's are tied to their specific hardware, so what you attempted cannot be done.

I NEVER try to tell anyone what or what not to do: that is not my business.

But I do want all Mac users to have the best computing experience: and that is Tiger.
 

Nermal

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Balin64 said:
Yeah, sounds like you have to get Tiger. It should come with the iLife 05 apps.
I wouldn't count on it. Panther 10.3.5 retail sets (that were made well after iLife 04) only came with the old iLife 1.0 apps. Of course, we won't know for certain until people actually start getting Tiger.

Edit: Tiger comes with iTunes 4.7.1, and none of the other iLife apps.
 
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