Installing tiger on powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Gilgland, May 25, 2008.

  1. Gilgland macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2008
    I have a Powerbook who's hard drive died. I got a new hard drive and an install disc that said it is only for a G4 powerbook. i booted from disc 1of 2 and it let me selectEnglish as the lang. but then said "Alert this software cannot be installed on this computer" and gives me 2 options : restart or startup disc. It will let me run disc utility but it will not install. Any idea why? Do I have the wrong discs even tho they say g4 powerbook?
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Are the discs grey?
    If they are they should tell you which machine they are for

    EDIT: Sorry you said it was for PB only. :eek:

    You have formatted the drive, right?
  3. Gilgland thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2008
    Yea they are gray and say powerbook G4 on them. I have a 15" 1.5ghz powerbook.

    Yes I did format the drive.

    Did they make an install disc for tiger that was a full install (instead of an upgrade) and was not specific to a particular model?
  4. android88 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008
    this is the exact same problem i seem to have except my laptop is older its the titanium powerbook g4. im sure its the right disc it only says powerbook g4 on it.

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