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    I wish I could do that but when I put the Tiger disc into the (Leopard) MacBook, it says that it cannot be installed on this computer.

    I think its because Mac OSX setup discs are system-specific, ie iMac discs for iMacs, MacBook discs for MacBooks, even if essentially its the same software.

    Thanks for the reply though.. I'm all-ears for any suggestions.

    ps the mac mini has some power issue.. could be the power supply or the logic board.. one day i'll get around to opening it up and seeing whats wrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by monty2323 View Post
    I wish I could do that but when I put the Tiger disc into the (Leopard) MacBook, it says that it cannot be installed on this computer.

    I think its because Mac OSX setup discs are system-specific, ie iMac discs for iMacs, MacBook discs for MacBooks, even if essentially its the same software.
    Yes it is true they are specific to each model but I finally modified the CD for my computer.
    1. This will require an external Firewire or USB 2.0 (8 GB or more) and 1 Double layer CD (if you want to keep it).
    2. Insert your (intel) Mac OS X Install Disc in to CD-ROM.
    3. Open Disk Utility and select your external FireWire or USB 2.0 (make sure USB 2.0 bootable) and format it like this: 1 partition, Apple Partition Map, Mac OS Extended.
    4. Now go to Restore, in Source drag Mac OS Install Disc, in the destination drag your external firewire or usb drive and Click Restore button.
    5. Then you can Eject your CD.
    6. Rename your external drive to Mac OS X Install Disc.
    7. Find the file on your external drive "/Mac OS X Install Disc/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg/"* without the quotes and click the right mouse button on it and select "show package contents" without the quotes.
    8. Find file "OSInstall.dist" without the quotes, open it using TextEdit.
    9. Find (commnand f) the line "var hwbeSupported Machines =" without the quotes he has to be somewhere at the end.
    10. After the "=" should be a list of supported machines ['iMac5,2','MacPro1,1','MacPro2,1','MacBook2,1','Ma cmini2,1'],

    just write your the computer model which can be found in the System Profiler and Save it.
    11. Startup from your external drive.

    *If the System folder invisible then close all windows and then in Finder menu Go>Go to Folder ... then write "volumes/Mac OS X Install Disc/System/Installation/Packages/" without the quotes
    Last edited by gnommak; 12-18-2008 at 05:08 PM.

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    Woah.... I'm gonna try this as soon as I get home. It would be fantastic if it works. Thanks heaps for replying.

    But just wondering if this would work for the Intel/PPC difference? Like could I use a Power PC based mac to install the Intel version of Tiger on a hard drive, following your guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty2323 View Post
    But just wondering if this would work for the Intel/PPC difference? Like could I use a Power PC based mac to install the Intel version of Tiger on a hard drive, following your guide?
    No you can't install intel version on Power PC based Mac. Because Intel versions do not have drivers for the Power platform. And I never saw a universal Mac OS X client yet. Just know that Mac OS X Server 10.4.7 is universal, because I have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnommak View Post
    And I never saw a universal Mac OS X client yet.
    Today, I decided to check the drivers, applications, and Kernel on my Intel Tiger CD. And you know what? They are all universal!?!
    Only lacked drivers for the Power platform. But I do not know how to add them directly to the Kernel


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    thanks for your updates.

    so what does this mean? i want to plug an external hard drive into a ppc-based mac, put an intel tiger disc in, and install intel tiger onto the external hard drive.

    then i can put that external hard drive into my apple tv.

    can it be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac500 View Post
    You are where I was. I ended up using the aTV flash from Applecore. Once installed, I was able to write to the ATV box via SSH using terminal. I have also (following instructions on the aTV forum) been able to add the OSX 10.4 via cyberduck . This is very easy and only requires you to have an intel mac 10.5 to download an update from apple but not install. Once downloaded, you cyberduck the file across and reboot the ATV. This means you can then open it in the settings menu in ATV. It allows you to do many things, the best of which is adding an ext HDD.
    I am a complete novice at this stuff, but just by applying my small brain and doing lots of reading I was able to get the ATV broken and 10.4 put on it without bricking the unit or taking it apart.
    Go on, give it a go!!
    Hey mac500

    This sounds very interesting but you don't appear to leave any clue as to where you found out this information. Perhaps you would be kind enough to provide a link to the info on how you "add OSX 10.4 via cyberduck" - this is the most mystifying party. Nothing on the ATVFlash forums about this, that I can find, anyhow.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearbear View Post
    Hey mac500

    This sounds very interesting but you don't appear to leave any clue as to where you found out this information. Perhaps you would be kind enough to provide a link to the info on how you "add OSX 10.4 via cyberduck" - this is the most mystifying party. Nothing on the ATVFlash forums about this, that I can find, anyhow.

    Cheers
    I think he's probably referring to the MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.9Intel.dmg file. Not *quite* what we're after.

 

 
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