Installing Tiger on an Unsupported MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iAppleseed, May 18, 2012.

  1. iAppleseed macrumors regular

    May 11, 2011
    Yeah, stupid question. I know. I just wanted to experience the oldness and the ancient UI of Tiger. So, how do I install tiger on my 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook? I tried installing Leopard on it, it was a disaster. Screen didn't work. I know I'm not supposed to install an OS on it that is lower than the one that came with it. I just wanted to do it.
  2. mykweb macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2011
    Well you answered your own question.

    I also want to find out how hot the fire is by sticking my hand in it... but I know it will burn me... catch my drift

  3. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    Well the only way I can think of is to use a Tiger capable Mac.
    Use the older mac to install Tiger on a hard drive.
    Then put the hard drive into your newer MacBook.

    (you can also use target disk mode instead of physically moving the hdd).

    It's probable that you'll run into driver issues. If tiger never had drivers for the hardware in your MacBook, then you'll have weird errors.

    Another option is to send me a PM. I have a MacBook that came with 10.4.9 and I'd be willing to discuss a trade for your newer model. :D
    I can even inlcude the 10.4.9 recover cd to help you out.

    Good luck!

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