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Hallo There,
Recently I have purchassed an emac (PowerMac 6,5) for my daugther. Unfortunatlly the former owner has wipped off the computer and left me with a blinking question mark in the middle of a white screen ;) .
A friend of my tried to help me by downloading a few cd´s with the mac os x tiger. However the CD´s are formated under windows XP and I think they will not be readable by the mac os. Is this right? and if so how do I installed those CD´s having only a windows pc?
Please help :blowup: .
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Hi there!

If I'm correct yours should have a DVD reader/CD writer in!?(mine has)
There are full Tiger ISO's on the TPB, in DVD form, specifically for Mac. Just search for Retail versions. It should be bootable if you burn the ISO in something like Nero.

When you switch the machine on, hold down the OPTION key untill it chimes and brings up the boot menu options then if the DVD's era bootable it should show as an option!

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Hallo There,
Recently I have purchassed an emac (PowerMac 6,5) for my daugther. Unfortunatlly the former owner has wipped off the computer and left me with a blinking question mark in the middle of a white screen ;) .
A friend of my tried to help me by downloading a few cd´s with the mac os x tiger. However the CD´s are formated under windows XP and I think they will not be readable by the mac os. Is this right? and if so how do I installed those CD´s having only a windows pc?
Please help :D .
Thanks



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Hi SticMac,
Tnks for the adivise. Here is what I have done so far:
I have burned the files (MDG files) with AShampoo and made an ISO disc form it. Then did what you advised (hold down the option key), and got only a cyrcle arrow and a straight arrow. No txt. I assumed that the cyrclew arrow means reboot :wallbash: and the straight arrow means continue :( . Howeve it did not boot from the iso (which i made under windows). any suggestions :P

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nearly right!!
the Circle Arrows means REFRESH, if you plug in a USB drive after you have entered the that option you can REFRESH to do a new scan of hardware, once it finds something bootable an image of it will appear you then click on it and then the straight arrow to continue!

Where are you based?

It seems your'e going to be stuck if you don't have access to a Mac Machine! I could if possible make you a bootable Disk on my machine with 10.4 on it, then mail it to you?! Also give me the specs, you know that with a 1.25GHZ or higher processor and 2GB of memeory it runs Leopard great!? I then need to know if you have a DVD instead of a CD in the machine(like asking the person you got it from)
After that the problem can be sorted EASILY!! :( :(

PM me as I do not always check my posts......

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Hi SticMac,
Tnks for the adivise. Here is what I have done so far:
I have burned the files (MDG files) with AShampoo and made an ISO disc form it. Then did what you advised (hold down the option key), and got only a cyrcle arrow and a straight arrow. No txt. I assumed that the cyrclew arrow means reboot :wallbash: and the straight arrow means continue :( . Howeve it did not boot from the iso (which i made under windows). any suggestions :P



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I managed to get a copy of tiger and burn it in windows and install it on an eMac, it was a toast file I changed the extension to .iso and burnt it with imgburn.





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