Installing tiger on a bronze powerbook G3

ahmadof

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has anyone done this? I have a bronze G3 400 without firewire. I don't think it is supported, but i don't think panther was either and it is working really well. I think i may have maxed this laptop out. I have no other reason to upgrade other than it's new; everthing works well in panther for me. i just wanted to know if it can be done.
 

michaelrjohnson

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ahmadof said:
just wanted to know if it can be done.
Sure, It can be done... but what kind of performance are you wanting to get from it?

I recently replaced the HD in a 400MHz G3 iMac. I had a choice: Tiger or Panther. I chose Panther. Tiger seems like too much of a system hog to run smoothly on that computer.

However, if anyone has experience to the contrary, I'd love to put Tiger on it.
 

ITASOR

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I think Tiger runs faster than Panther, especially on pre 500mhz G3's.
 

joetronic

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I did. I needed to update to every version of 10 before It would let me boot to tiger. I even had to put 10.1 before 10.2, and so on. it does run better then 10.3, but I had to get rid of dashboard, it was hogging all my memory
 

ITASOR

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How exactly does xpostfacto work? Do you install it under Panther and then it lets you install Tiger? What if you want to reformat the HD before installing Tiger.
 

ahuman7341

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it needs os9 booted to be used, im not sure how it works but i think it makes the computer lie to the install disc and tells it it fits the requirements of the operating system. but im not sure.