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.
Yes it is true they are specific to each model but I finally modified the CD for my computer.
Originally Posted by monty2323
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
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?
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.
Originally Posted by monty2323
Today, I decided to check the drivers, applications, and Kernel on my Intel Tiger CD. And you know what? They are all universal!?!
Originally Posted by gnommak
Only lacked drivers for the Power platform. But I do not know how to add them directly to the Kernel
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?
Originally Posted by 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.
I think he's probably referring to the MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.9Intel.dmg file. Not *quite* what we're after.
Originally Posted by bearbear