Wife's Missing Restore DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brn2ski00, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    My wife has a 1.33 Ghz iBook G4 running Tiger. It works great, but with her current 512MB RAM, I figured I would install Leopard. Why not, right?

    Wrong. I cannot find her Tiger Restore disks anywhere! So I am worried that if anything goes wrong, I cannot revert back to Tiger.

    What do you think, should I even be worried? Is there a cheap place to get a Tiger OS disk to have some piece of mind?
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you could make a bootable backup of your iMac on an external disk. If leopard is not what you want you can restore to your backup. I used carbon copy cloner to make bootable backups.
     
  3. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    Could that be accomplished without a Superdrive?
     
  4. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    I guess you will need an external firewire drive that is initialized for mac. Once you made the backup you can just try if you iBook boots from it. If that is the case you can replace the system on you internal hard disk. You will not need a cd- or dvd drive to copy your hard disk to the external disk, just download carbon copy cloner an let it copy everything.
     

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