Putting 10.3 on a 1st gen Mac mini

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dusanv, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    I got a Mac mini (1st gen, 1.25 GHz G4) thinking I'd be able to put 10.3 on in because it shipped with 10.3.7. But its restore CDs contain 10.4. I have the retail version of 10.3.0 and it won't install on it. Is there anything I can do to put 10.3 on this mini? Can I get the older 10.3 restore CDs somehow? Or maybe slipstream 10.3.9 onto the retail CDs?
     
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  3. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    Buy Leopard. I put it on my first gen mini 1.25 with 1gig ram. Runs much better than Tiger.

    - James
     
  4. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Guys, I need 10.3 there for testing...

    edit: on a suggestion of an old time Mac user, I'm just installing in target disk mode from my PB. Seems to be working so far....
     
  5. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, not good. I finished with the target mode install of 10.3 and now it won't start at all. I can hear the startup chime but the screen doesn't come on at all. Zapped the PRam. Tried the single user mode. Nothing. Argh!

    edit: it booted after about 10 tries. Freaky. Everything is file...
     

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