Which External DVD Drive to Install Operation System on iBook G4?

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  1. vja4Him macrumors member

    vja4Him

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    Which External DVD Drive to Install Operation System on iBook G4?

    I need to find an external DVD drive that is compatible with my iBook G4, and will allow me to install Tiger.

    I just bought a Sony Optiarc 8x External Slim USB external DVD drive, but my iBook will not recognize Tiger so I can select the installation disk to install Tiger the internal HD in my iBook.

    The internal disk drive on my iBook is jammed, so that is why I need to get an external drive to install a system.

    TigerDirect told me that there are no external DVD drives that will allow me to install a system on my iBook. So no help there ...

    Any suggestions on which DVD drives would work for me?
     
  2. wjlafrance macrumors 6502

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    I'd go with the USB superdrive from the Apple Store. That way, if it doesn't work, the Geniuses will have to do it for you. :)

    Another option is to use Remote Install Mac OS X on a Windows PC, if that works with Tiger. It's designed for the ultraslim MacBook who's name won't come to mind right now, but will when I hit submit.
     
  3. vja4Him thread starter macrumors member

    vja4Him

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    Lacie d2 22X DVDRW External Drive - USB 2.0, FireWire (Mac)

    I ordered this DVD drive:

    Lacie d2 22X DVDRW External Drive - USB 2.0,
    FireWire (Mac) (L17-6002)

    I think the problem with the previous DVD drive I ordered is that it is only USB.
     

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