Starting up with install disk from older OS

Discussion in 'macOS' started by docseuss68, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. docseuss68 macrumors newbie

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    I want to do a full erase and install of OS 10.3 on a G4 Titanium PowerBook with a broken CD drive.

    1. I have read the article “Installing 10.4 without DVD”, and wanted to try this with an external firewire HD, but Disk Utility does not let me select “install disk # 1” as the source.

    2. I also have a new Intel Mac with 10.5 and thought about using the “target disk mode” for install, but am not sure what would happen if I tried to boot the Intel Mac with the 10.3 install disk.

    Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you can put the Mactel in Target Disk Mode, and stuff the 10.3/10.4 disc in, then boot the G4, and hold Option. Select the remote CD/DVD to boot from, and install.

    You can't actually boot the 10.3 disc on an Intel Mac. It only works on PowerPC.
     

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