I know the gray disks are machine specific.
Some of the black disks are upgrade only and require a previous OS.
The full install black disks have different numbers on them such as 2Z691-5811-A, 2Z691-5303-A, 2Z691-5599-A, etc. Some of these are 10.4, 10.4.3, 10.4.6, etc. Some are OEM, some are Retail, some don't specify. Tiger variations run from Darwin 8.0 to Darwin 8.11, twelve different versions, with divisions within them. As far as I can tell from this chart: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Tiger?qsrc=3044#Release_history I need Tiger 10.2 8E90 which was released exclusively for the Power Mac G5 Dual and Quad. Somewhere in the Tiger releases there was a change to accommodate Intel processors. My G5 has Power PC 970 processors.
I'm trying to find a Tiger full install DVD that will work on my 2003 Power Macintosh G5 2.0 GHz DP Power PC 970. Some of the disks say they will work on any G5 but then go on to list several 2004 and 2005 machines without mention of 2003 models. Hence my confusion about what will work and what won't work on my 2003 G5 Mac.
I am installing a second drive for Tiger. The machine has Leopard 10.5.8 installed on the stock drive. I bought this machine for two reasons. 1) to run my Adobe 7.0 software and 2) it has an ADC connector for my 23” Cinema HD Display. Adobe will upgrade to 7.0.1 to work with the G5 processors but it will not work with Leopard, it is maxed out at 10.4.11 Tiger OS.
So, my question to the community is, what Tiger will work with my equipment? Apple has no answers, Adobe has no answers. I am hopeful there will be someone with enough knowledge of the software, the hardware and the OS to help me out here.