Not able to boot Tiger DVD on iBook

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

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    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

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    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

    Jul 7, 2006
    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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