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Hi m8s,

I have a PowerBook
Mac OS X 10.2.8
867MHZ G4
256MB PC133
40GB
32MB DDR SDRAM video
DVD-ROM/CD-RW

The question is, my DVD-ROM/CD-RW is not working, so Is there any way to install the TIGER without boot the machine? or Can I use a external DVD? or Can I use a Network startup using my osx86?

If one of these way is possible, please let me know how to do it.

Thanks.

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You can use an extenal DVD-ROM or put as Target Disk Mode and attach to another Mac with FireWire and install the the PowerBook HD.

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Well, first of all thank you very much for reply.
I don't have an external DVD. However I have a FireWire cable and my OSx86 with FireWire. If it works, could you tell me how to do it?

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Finally I could manage how to use a FireWire. However I think made a big mistake. I don't have an genuine Mac, so I used my OSX86 with Mac 10.4.4 OSX86 Pached DVD. The result is my PowerBook does not work. Therefore I bought an USB 2.0 TO IDE/ATAPI CABLE in order that I can use my DVD ROM as an external DVD.
The problem is it does work at all.

Do I have to use the genuine Mac? or Is there any way to solve this problem?

Once again thanks a lot.

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If you want to run OS X Tiger on your PowerBook then you need a real PPC copy of the operating system. If your drive isn't working then you need to boot a Mac into FirewireTargetMode with the install disc inside it - you do this by booting up and holding down the letter 'T'.

Your powerbook should then boot into the installer as it treats your other Mac (with the disc inside) as an external DVD drive.

I'm not sure what you mean in the above post - did you try to install the OSX86 install onto your Powerbook?? That won't work.

If your Powerbook won't boot into an OS now, you need to install an OS via external drive as i've explained above.

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10.4.1 and 10.4.3 can be installed in PPC Macs.

I think the better way is to install with a Genuine Mac because if you install with a PC the partition/booting scheme is different.

So if you don't have another PPC Mac the better way is to bott directly from 10.4.1 DVD, then make the Software Update isntall all the necessary up to date.

The thing about the patched 10.4.4 DVD is that it install some other things linke kernel stripped to x86 only among other things, like I said different boot scheme.





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