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Install Tiger in Target Disk Mode

So, my friend bought an old Firewire iBook, the very colorful ones, this one is blue. Anyhow, he also bought the latest OS X, Tiger, and it only comes on a DVD. But I was able to install it using the DVD drive on my iBook. Here is how I did it.

  1. Make sure you have the latest firmware installed, you’ll need 9.1 installed to update the firmware. (link)
  2. Boot the old iBook in Firewire mode, hold down ‘T’ and power on the iBook.
  3. Connect a firewire cable between the two machines.
  4. Start the installer on the machine with the DVD drive.
  5. Choose the firewire disk as your install destination.

That’s it. When the install is done, you should be able to reboot the old iBook and it should be running Tiger. Not too slowly either. Hope this helps some people out there who don’t have DVD drives on their older Macs.

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Janine June 25th, 2005 10:28 am

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