Installing Tiger on External Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ross.32, May 20, 2008.

  1. ross.32 macrumors 6502

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    I have a MBP running Leopard and I am trying to install Tiger onto a partition on an external USB drive. I get through the installation of the first disk and the computer will restart and then a error message will say that "You cannot install OS X on this volume".

    I tired deleting the partition and making it again and it did not work. I also made sure that it was a GUID partition, and it is. Any ideas?

    Once that problem is fixed, I have one more. I have VMWare Fusion and I use it to run my Boot Camp partition of Windows sometimes if I do not feel like booting into Windows natively. Is there anyway way to run Tiger inside of Leopard like I do with Windows using Fusion? I do not see any options to select a partition as the source for a virtual machine other than the boot camp one (which came up automatically if i remember)?

    Thanks,
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You cannot run Tiger inside virtualisation software: Apple ensured it was against the EULA so all the vendors make it impossible. You can virtualise Leopard Sever (but not standard Leopard).
     
  3. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure? A few months ago I got my old HP laptop running Tiger through the Windows version of VMWare for fun. I was curious to see if I could do it lol.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Well it may be possible, but you are breaking the EULA and the vendors of the virtualisation software don't support it...
     
  5. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Even without being able to virtualize, any ideas on how to get it to install? I get the same error when trying to install it onto a partition on my HDD on my MBP.

    The MBP that I am trying to install it from came with Leopard (it is the 2.6 Ghz that came out in November). The version of Tiger I am using one that came with an old MacBook that I have since upgraded to Leopard.

    The first disk will install fine, but second disk never gets the chance to start. The error comes after the completion of the first DVD.

    I tried installing it on a USB HDD partition and a partition on my MBP through target disk mode with the same result. Both are set up in GUID. Any ideas?
     

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