Tiger install on G3 blue & white tower? HELP!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by speleoterra, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. speleoterra macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2005
    SUBJECT A> 400Mhz G3 Yosemite Blue & White Tower

    SUBJECT B> an Apple Tiger DVD

    NOW, after i bought it... found out that blue & white G3 towers
    do not Firewire Target Disk Mode but are supported and do run Tiger.

    I've got a eMac & Powerbook with DVD drives and assumed i could
    Firewire Target Disk Mode to the G3 but this does not work.

    Trying to install Tiger on this thing, yes,..i could send away to Apple
    for the $ 10 CD versions.

    Any ideas out there? i've read alot of threads on sites but have not found the workaround yet.

    PS> in case you know how to get Tiger on a blueberry ibook,
    blueberrys are NOT supported for Tiger, but does anyone have a work around
    other than the obvious ordering $10 CD versions from Apple.
  2. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    First of all to even install tiger you need 256mb RAM as a minimum....As for a workaround with your blueberry ibook there isnt one apart from getting the CD's.....

    The B&W G3 on the other hand has options, the only one i have found being to install a Pioneer DVR-109 and boot from it as it is bootable, bamsiclally your only option for the B&W is to install a bootable DVD drive and boot from it....

  3. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    Nope, you'll need to spring for the extra $10 CD. Sorry.
  4. speleoterra thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2005
    the ram is ok, its getting the two to make love.
    So i've got 1 install a DVD drive and 1 pay the $10.00
    keep them coming....anyone else?
  5. msbsound macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Firewire DVD drive?

    Probably already though of it, but do you know anyone with a firewire DVD drive who would let you borrow it for a couple hours?
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Or buy one and then return it. :eek:
  7. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2002
    Kellogg IA
    B&W G3 towers don't support firewire booting.... I know, i have one and an external drive. I took my drive out, put it in a firewire case, installed the os from an ibook i connected the case to, then popped it back in my tower. Was a tedious process but it was free vs. 10 bucks.
  8. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
    Because you will want a DVD drive in your G3 tower (for watching movies, burning movies, burning back up discs, and loading new software), I say you should get on ebay and get one of the Pioneer Superdrives mentioned above by model number. Expect to pay about $40 plus shipping. If you choose the CDs, you are out $10 plus shipping. So, for about $35 more than the CDs, you have a working DVD superdrive. Seems like alot for a little, doesn't it?

    [Just such a drive is on my short list of future acquisitions]

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