I'm trying to bring an old iMac G5 back to life after I accidentally cloned an intel-based Leopard system onto the internal hard drive. I downloaded a.toast version of OSX Tiger (the download consist of the Install DVD.toast file and 4 separate.dmg files). This is what I've tried so far: - Started up the iMac in FireWire target disk mode connected to my MBP. - Used Disk Utility on the MBP to restore the iMac disk from the mounted Install DVD.toast This is what the iMac disk looks like now: The iMac starts up fine until the grey Apple logo with the loading wheel below, after a minute the Apple logo turns into this: Is it possible to install Tiger by copying files to the startup disk this way? IMac, Mac OS X (10.4) Posted on Jan 22, 2012 10:20 AM. I agree, you will need to first erase the drive because you apparently cloned an Intel OS X system into a PPC, which certainly will fail to boot. It is possible to install Tiger without a DVD drive itself, see for how to do this.
I downloaded this torrent Mac_OS_X_10.4_Tiger_DVD_(PPC) I followed the instruction, for disk unitlity, mounted the file, burned the. Jul 21, 2014 So I have an iMac G3 that is running Mac OS 9.1 So I want to update it to 10.4 Tiger but a problem is that the. Forums Macs PowerPC Macs. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger DVD. Posts about 10.4 written by MAC POWERPC. Can do and the new generation can not is burning CD/DVD. Something that might work well for Mac OS X Tiger.
I don't understand your problem: is it (a) you have the Tiger install DVD but your Mac's DVD drive doesn't work; or (b) you have a working DVD drive but you don't have the Tiger install DVD at all. If it's (b), where did you get those 'downloaded' toast-type Tiger install files? Is this some sort of bootleg effort to install without the actual OS X Tiger DVD. (I'm assuming it is not, but if it is, follks on these forums generally don't support such efforts.) If you have a working DVD drive or CD drive for your PPC, you can purchase from various private sellers the Tiger install DVD or Tiger install CD's.
These would be the Apple-manufactured DVD's and CD's, now being sold second hand. Then you can boot from the correct install media and erase and install Tiger. Even if your internal DVD/CD drive is not working, you can get an external bootable DVD drive at low cost, or use the method in the link I provided above. Wondershare Dvd Slideshow Builder Deluxe Serial Keygen.
Do you have the original install disks that came with your iMac G5? Jan 22, 2012 11:24 AM. Some ideas on how to do this from a post by jsd2.
Of course, somewhat different situation, but the approach should be the same. Substitute Tiger for Snow Leopard where applicable. I don't know what happened, but assuming that the Snow Leopard Install DVD is a *retail version*, I would try using FireWire Target Disk mode 'the other way,' booting the new MBP into target disk mode to borrow only its DVD drive, and running the install from the old MBP as host. Doing it that way avoids potential hardware incompatibilities, since the same Mac that is to receive the installation also runs the installer. To try this, shut down the old MBP, insert the SL retail DVD into the new MBP, and restart the new MBP while holding down the T key, booting it into TDM. Connect it to the old MBP and then start the old MBP while holding down the Option key.
This should boot the old MBP into the startup manager, and hopefully you will see the SL OS X install DVD as one of the startup choices. Select it and boot from it - it may take a long time to boot. From there, proceed with the installation as usual. Be sure you pick the correct 'Macintosh HD' for the install. Feb 1, 2012 9:28 AM. You can purchase new, universal (not machine specific) Tiger CD installers from several companies online. HEre is one example: I am sure there are others. At&t Unlimited Data Wifi Hotspot there.
Note that the CD based installer is more expensive because the original CDs are harder to find. You will find cheaper ones on eBay but that's a less predictable source for something like this. Fsx Aircraft Installer.
The Tiger DVD installer can be found here (and at other sellers like this, as well as on eBay): This seller is also somewhat pricey for this product, but buying on eBay sometimes has disappointed some folks who wanted specific software installers but ended up with something else. Feb 2, 2012 8:35 PM. Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the.