I have a couple of questions regarding installing Tiger or Leopard, but I am prefering Tiger onto a G3 iMac 350mhz slot loader OK I have read just about everything I can find out about this, and it is doable. The G3 has 768meg of ram, and a 80gig HDD so should run ok with tiger. I understand that 120gig is the limit of this machines bios (or mac equivalent). Naturally it only has a CDrom and not a DVDRom drive. But I have made a long Cable so I can use a PC DVDRom drive and bypass the internal slot load CD rom drive. (cut down SCSI cable removing 10 wires, so it connects to the logic board, then down to IDE size.) and set the HDD to master and the CD to slave. So thats one problem worked around, and yes it does work and I can install Panther on it no probs from this drive. Everything works as it should and did before. Now I understand Tiger won't install on a machine without DVD or Firewire.... This machine now has DVd but still no fire wire....so I found a way to remove the Tiger checking for iMac by editing the plist file etc. I know I can install to a firewire drive then use disk util to restore this to the internal drive. questions I have are. BTW My Version of Tiger is for intel and PPC Can I say, install a drive in an external firewire case....install tiger from my Mac Mini, then connect this drive via USB (same external case) and use disk util on the iMac to restore to the internal drive? I am guessing this is possible, but what about the differences in say how the drive is partitioned? The partition type....intel or PPC Partition etc. And which version is going to be installed? the intel version (as the mini is Intel) and will this boot up on the iMac? Or does both PPC and Intel versions of Tiger get installed (just different boot codes accessed etc?) and the iMac will just choose the right one automagically? Or do I need to install from a PPC Mac so as to get the right install to restore? I have a fair whack of Hardware here, but which way to install is the question. I have tried Netboot, but not having a copy of Mac Server here....only tried what was around in guides etc on the net to get Tiger (Not Server) serving out Netboot. but as yet I haven't got this working yet. Tho I havn't given up either. Netboot would be the easiest I guess, if I could get it working. any ideas from people in the know?