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Saturday, January 30, 2016

(Retro Computing) How to Install Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Installer Disc

Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) was released to the public on 29 Apr 2005 for US$129.95 as the successor to Panther.

Tiger, imho, is the one of the most popular OS X ever released by Apple because it could be run on a large variety of vintage Macs.

To use Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, your Macintosh needs:

(1) PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor;

(2) Built-in FireWire;

(3) At least 256 MB of RAM (128 MB could still run it unofficially);

(4) DVD drive (DVD-ROM), Combo (CD-RW/DVD-ROM) or SuperDrive (DVD-R) for installation;

(5) At least 3 GB of free disk space; 4 GB if you install the XCode 2 Developer Tools;

Now let begin the installation!

After you insert the installer disc into the CD rom, press "C" button snd "power" button simultaneously until you see the apple logo on grey background.

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

Then a screen appears ask you to select the language of the OS you are going to install. After choosing your language, click the blur button at the lower right-handed corner.

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

The next page is the welcome message, just click "Continue" to skip.

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

Next, you need to agree to the licence agreement before proceeding further.

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

Before selecting a destination for the installation, I suggest you to click the "Option" icon. You will be asked to choose among the followings:

(1) Upgrade the OSX;

(2) Archieve and install;

(3) Erase and install.

I picked "Erase and install" in this tutorial.

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

Your Mac will check your installation DVD before installing the OS (this step takes about 17 minutes).

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

And the installation takes about another 55 minutes.

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

When installation finishes, the system will restart automatically in 30 seconds.

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

Installation finished! It took me 1 hour 24 minutes for the whole installation.

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Installation

Hope this help!

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