Got my first laptop today, Macsis visiting from the east coast this week found a bright orange iBook for me to replace the old 266 iMac that I have had for ages....laptop is running 9.2 like the iMac so I wont have to learn much....except this keyboard, smaller than the older one...got to thinking can this machine be upgraded to OS x ??? think I will keep the IMac for a backup It still works good
Some one took care to delete all of their personal stuff of the new machine so it is fairly clean and ready for my own bookmarks
It can run 10.3.9 by spec, but can probably run 10.4.x but you would have to jump through hoops to get 10.4 installed, 10.3 will install no problem if the CD drive is still working. You probably would want to stick a 512M RAM chip in it too.
True mb. 10.4 would run. The problem with 10.4 though is that the installer won't run natively on the machine, it would say unsupported etc so the installer CD would have to modified. He couldn't do firewire target disk mode since that model doesn't have FW. It could be done with SuperDuper from another installation but due to lack of firewire it would have to be done from a USB external, at USB 1.1 speed. He'd have to do something like X-Postfacto, or remove the HD, put it into another laptop and install then put it back. that machine is not easy to take apart. If he went the X-Posfacto route he'd have to find Tiger on CD's since it doesn't have a DVD player.
More hoops to jump through than a beagle at a dog show.
#442588 - 09/01/0903:47 PMRe: New Laptop
I had installed OS X on my old Blueberry iBook, but the trouble was that the hard drive was too small. OS X ran OK on it, but there was no room for much of anything else. I wound up going back to running OS 9. Mine only had a 3 gig drive, though.
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