Not able to boot Tiger DVD on iBook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brainwave89, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

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    I have a iBook G3 laptop that has a new hard drive that has been formatted. I can't boot my Tiger DVD off the iBook when pressing the letter C. I receive a blinking folder icon. When I hook a firewire cable from the iBook to my Mac Pro running Leopard I can boot off the DVD. After I click on English as my language I receive a dialogue box stating I can't install Tiger on my Mac Pro. When I go to Disk Utility it does see the formatted new hard drive.

    I want to get Tiger on the new hard drive. Any suggestions on how I can do this would be appreciated.

    Thank you for looking.
     
  2. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Some iBook G3's only have a CD-ROM drive and won't read DVDs. If that's true on yours you could connect an external DVD reader.
     
  3. brainwave89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the suggestion.

    I was able to boot off a previous DVD once on the iBook but that DVD was too scratched to further install the OS. That confirms to me the drive is a DVD drive.
     

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