tiger on G4 install-problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dune, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. dune macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2005
    munich / germany
    I'm just trying to install 10.4.2 on my old G4 quicksilver dual 800.
    it doesn't work. I always get the message "this software cannot be installed on this computer".

    the install-dvd came with my new G5. is that the problem? is the G5-installation not compatible with G4??
  2. metalgearmac macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Try installing via firewire target disk mode
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Is it the restore DVD for your new iMac or is it a full version Tiger disc? A restore disc will only work on the system it came with.
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    Yeah, the cd's that come with a computer aren't the same as the dvd you buy in a retail store/online. Those can be used on any computer you need to upgrade (obviously - and legally only one). The one's that come with the computer are only to fix any problems/reinstall the OS to the computer they came along with.
  5. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2006
    Central Illinois
    while metalgearmac's suggestion would probably work, I question the legality, considering OEM copies of the OS must stay with the machine they shipped on *tick* sorry, slipped into Microsoft Land for a sec. Still, Apple's license is basically the same thing...

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