MACBOOK TIGER OSX DISCS on iMac G4??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by volitalis, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. volitalis macrumors newbie

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    I have recently bought an iMac G4 [17" 1.25ghz 256mb RAM (which I will be upgrading to 756mb soon enough].

    I just want to know if I can use the Macbook Tiger install discs [1 & 2] to install Tiger OSX onto the imac g4?? And if so, will it include ical, iphoto etc? And how do I go about doing it?

    Thanks

    Volitalis
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    No, system restore discs are machine specific - you will need to purchase a retail copy of Tiger - and that will not come with iLife.
     
  3. darkpaw macrumors 6502

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    As mentioned, you can't use restore discs that came from a different type of Mac.

    Hunt around the second-hand/auction sites. You might find a set for the iMac G4.

    While you're there, can't you go to Leopard instead? (Leopard supports the iMac G4, right?)

    iCal will be there. iTunes is a free download. iPhoto, iDVD, iMovie and GarageBand must be purchased in the iLife '09 box set. If you're a student, Apple will give you quite a big discount on iLife - better than usual price; just ask them.
     
  4. volitalis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks very much for the replies, I'll look into it!
     

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