Quick os 10.4 question.

btcomm

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Would a mac book boot off of a cd made for a g4 or since it's intel would it even regognize the cd?
 

gr8tfly

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It'll recognize it as a CD, but not a bootable volume.

edit: I'm assuming you mean an Apple CD. There are some third party tools which can make universal boot disks.
 

CalBoy

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Bought it off ebay, did not come with a cd.
That's not very good. Ask the guy who sold it to you for it. Well, I guess it's a little late for that. Anyways, it depends when the Tiger disk was made. I believe Apple said that they had been making the OS Intel-ready for sometime before the switch. Just be sure to change your machine's update id to a macbook (with the correct processor and such).
 

gr8tfly

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That's not very good. Ask the guy who sold it to you for it. Well, I guess it's a little late for that. Anyways, it depends when the Tiger disk was made. I believe Apple said that they had been making the OS Intel-ready for sometime before the switch. Just be sure to change your machine's update id to a macbook (with the correct processor and such).
This doesn't help the OP, but the retail Tiger distribution is PPC only. There haven't been any Intel Macs shipped without 10.4, so no reason to manufacture an Intel retail version.
 

CalBoy

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This doesn't help the OP, but the retail Tiger distribution is PPC only. There haven't been any Intel Macs shipped without 10.4, so no reason to manufacture an Intel retail version.
Ahh yes, hadn't thought of that. I guess he'll have to wait until Leopard:rolleyes::p Seriously, why didn't the guy have the cd? Sounds fishy. Can't you call Apple and ask for replacement cds? They might charge $130, but it's worth knowing you have your backup plan. Otherwise, just wait until October.
 

gr8tfly

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I agree - it's definitely worth contacting Apple. If you just need to do a restore, the Genius Bar might help you with that. But, you really should have a physical set, in case you want to run a drive verify or repair (can't do while booted to the internal drive).

1-800-MYAPPLE

They might be able to send you replacements for media costs plus S&H.
 

CalBoy

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They might be able to send you replacements for media costs plus S&H.
Sometimes, if you're real nice, they will give it to you for free. It really depends on the person you speak with, and what terms you use when you speak to them. I think legally, certain words spark a response of, "oh, we'll take care of that for you!" while other words create a response of, "hmm, we'll have to charge you." Either way, it's best to have the cds. The peace of mind is worth the $130.
 

yetanotherdave

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But, you really should have a physical set, in case you want to run a drive verify or repair (can't do while booted to the internal drive).
You can do a verify while booted into OS X, to do a repair without the install disc, boot into single user mode, from the command line type
/sbin/fsck -fy
which does the same thing as the drive repair.
 

gr8tfly

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You can do a verify while booted into OS X, to do a repair without the install disc, boot into single user mode, from the command line type
/sbin/fsck -fy
which does the same thing as the drive repair.
Yes, but not everyone feels comfortable in single user mode. Good backup plan if they can't get the cds, though. (faster to boot to than cd, too)