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    Hi!

    I have a macbook that I want to use as an appletv. In order to do this though, you have to use Tiger instead of Leopard. I have an old set of Tiger discs for a Macbook Pro...but I can't use them on the macbook because of the model differences.

    I have tried a number of things to get the disc to work on the macbook....mostly with changing the OSInstall.mpkg dist file so the badmachine is just an iMac and nothing else...but that doesn't work. The machine tries to boot off the image, but after it gets to the extensions.mkext, it reboots.

    I was hoping that somebody can shed some light on this and let me know how to fix the problem.

    Thanks in advanced...



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    Quote Originally Posted by wiz561 View Post
    Hi!

    I have a macbook that I want to use as an appletv. In order to do this though, you have to use Tiger instead of Leopard. I have an old set of Tiger discs for a Macbook Pro...but I can't use them on the macbook because of the model differences.

    I have tried a number of things to get the disc to work on the macbook....mostly with changing the OSInstall.mpkg dist file so the badmachine is just an iMac and nothing else...but that doesn't work. The machine tries to boot off the image, but after it gets to the extensions.mkext, it reboots.

    I was hoping that somebody can shed some light on this and let me know how to fix the problem.

    Thanks in advanced...
    do this:
    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

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    Thank you for the response.

    I tried that, and the Macbook recognizes the drive when I boot it up and hold down the opt key. But if I select it, I can see the HD light click on for a second or two and then it doesn't boot.

    Thanks again for the response.

 

 

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