Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2007 3:36 PM (in response to moeron81)
I like the free demo of SuperDuper to make clones. It's free, Tiger ready and is easy to use. If you buy the full version you can do incremental backups.
You should use Disk Utility to do a Disk Repair, as shown in this link, booted up on your install disk, before you make a clone of it.
I then partition my external disk, in Disk Utility, with a partition that is the same size , actually a tad bigger, as my system disk. I then use SuperDuper to clone my system disk over to that partition.
With a clone on an external FireWire drive (USB drives are not bootable on Macs) you can bootup on it to do your repairs or just run your Mac anytime you have trouble with your main drive. Be careful, there are a few external FireWire drives out there that are not bootable on Macs. Check the drive's manual to be sure.
This will work in 10.3 but SuperDuper is not Leopard ready yet.
CarbonCopyCloner is though. I've used it to, and will be in 10.5.
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2007 7:55 AM (in response to moeron81)moe,
If possible, delay switching to Leopard from Panther for a while.
I did it and regret it a lot.
There are quite a few bugs, particularly with email and the internet.
Many crashes. Panther was solid as a rock. Leopard is a work in progress that was released too soon.
I wish I had waited.
Message was edited by: Bob CaruthersiMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5), 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2007 8:32 AM (in response to moeron81)I'm happy with panther, however, I need to upgrade in order to use the ipod I recently bought. I've considered upgrading to tiger rather than leopard, but they cost the same (I don't want to buy off ebay), and it seems like a waste of money to pay to upgrade to a system that is not the most recent. The only reason I am anxious to upgrade is so I can use my ipod. I wish apple would have made the new ipods compatible with 10.3.G5, Mac OS X (10.3.x), powerPC based
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2007 9:37 AM (in response to moeron81)Hi moeron81!
Here are the
Tiger System Requirements,
and the Leopard System Requirements.
Those are the bare minimum, and more RAM is generally recommended.
Tiger is again, available for purchase at The Apple Store (U.S.).
And Leopard 10.5.x, can be also purchased at The Apple Store (U.S.).
If you know what to look for, a Full Retail Version, of the Tiger Install DVD, can be purchased, sometimes less expensively, at some online Apple retailers, Amazon, eBay, FastMac, HardCore Mac, AllMac, etc.
Be sure not to purchase grey, upgrade or machine specific CDs or DVDs.
The discs should look exactly like the images in the above links, and not say Upgrade, CPU Drop-in DVD, or "This software is part of a hardware bundle purchase - not to be sold seperately." on them.
Additional info in these links.
Using OS X Install CDs/DVDs On Multiple Macs
What's A Computer Specific Mac OS X Release
Software Update, Upgrade: What's The Difference?
If any are presently available, examine these items very carefully, and if in doubt, ask questions of the seller before purchase!
Tiger On eBay
Additionally, Tiger 10.4.x ships on a DVD, so if your Mac doesn’t have a built-in DVD-ROM player, you will have to use an alternative method of installation.
Info here Installing Tiger Without A DVD Drive.
And here Installing Tiger Using Firewire Target Disk Mode.
The Tiger Media Exchange Program, referred to in that article, is no longer available.
Shop Carefully, Examine All Documentation, And I Wish You Success!
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2007 1:14 PM (in response to moeron81)You might want to wait on Leopard till it's had a few more updates. Many are having issues (common for first adopters of an OS). Wander over to the Leopard Usage forum and see what is going on.
Yes, E-Bay is a little scary-hit or miss!
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2008 10:07 PM (in response to ali brown)Hi...I am going to purchase Tiger from Apple for my G4 so I can download songs for my son's iPod nano. My husband also has a G4 and he would also like to upgrade to Tiger. Should I purchase the single user or family one. One other question, do I need to do a clean install or what? Both of our operating systems are Mac OS 10.3.9. Thank you in advance!iMac G4 flat panel, Mac OS X (10.3.x)