Please help with creating a Tiger 10.4.11 install DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stangri, May 25, 2008.

  1. stangri macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2007
    Hey folks,
    I have a few macbooks and macbook pros in the household all of which came with the Tiger, so I have quite a few of those gray DVDs with the various versions of Tiger on them.

    I was wondering if you guys could help me out with the instructions on creating a single install DVD with Tiger 10.4.11 on it which I could use to reinstall Tiger on both macbook and macbook pro laptops?

    I know how to make the dmg from a DVD disc, but I don't know:
    1. how to mount the dmg so I could edit files on it?
    2. which file(s) will I need to edit in order to allow the disc to install on different types of Apple hardware (all intel machines tho)?
    3. how to slipstream the 10.4.11 update (to get to the build 8S2165 right after installation) into the dmg (is there a Slipy equivalent for Tiger)?

    Thanks in advance, any help will be greatly appreciated!
  2. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2003
    As far as I know an OS X installation disc only works on the mac it came with.
    I don't know if it's even possible to make an slipstream OS X install disk even if you got a boxed version of OS X. (Besides this, every boxed version of 10.4 was/is for intel macs only)
    Google says it's not possible...
    I suggest using the original DVDs and a burned version of the 10.4.11 comboupdater

    Hope this helps

  3. stangri thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2007

    it's hard to still find relevant information on this subject for Tiger now that Leopard is out, but I have found the references to "distribution" file on the Tiger discs, which can be edited to allow installation on more than one type of the machine. Also, didn't Apple used to sell the retail Tiger discs? The should have worked on all supported hardware. So I reckon it's possible to make a Tiger disc which will install just fine on all intel macs.

    Regarding the slip-streaming, there used to be a little app called Slipy (for 10.3 anyways) which would slip-stream updates and apps onto the Mac OS X installation disc. Given what Pacifist can do, I assumed that one can extract the contents of the combo updater onto the properly (rw) mounted OS X installation image. But I'm at loss about how exactly it should be done, so I'm looking for help.

    Anyone can help?
  4. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2003
    I think editing this distribution file is against the EULA, so you are not allowed to do it.
    And yes, Apple used to sell the retail Tiger discs and they were PPC only - my fault, sorry! :eek:
    I found various threads with google regarding this subject but at the end everyone said it not known how to do it (I think because there is no real world benefit doing this)
    But I can tell you it must be possible, because this is what the guys at the oX86 dev team do :)

    Good luck!
  5. seashellz macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2004
    actually, you CAN install virtually any disc on any machine-there may be a caveate or two-but it is easy as pie-ive done it with 10.4.10;
    10.5 is a little harder but do-able and both work like clocks
    check google for 'installing Tiger/Leopard on unsupported macs'
    I mean macs from the last five years, not say, an SE 30

    I think there are some legit grey 10.4.11 discs around-
    beware that shysters who are selling you "10.4.11" selling you 10.4.5 and telling you later that you can down load the rest of Tiger "for free"

    uh uh-I want a full, integrated disc from 10.4.1 to 10.4.11-or 12 as some have claimed-to make Tiger compatable with all the new gadgets that have just come out
  6. HugoDB macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2008
    That is incorrect.
    Any off the shelf Tiger disc will install fine on G4 and G5 macs. For intel on the other hand, you will need the grey discs that mac came with. Make sure those grey discs say 10.4.8 or above, or they won't even boot.

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