Upgrading to Tiger Problems

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Well I have finally got around to buying Tiger. I was all excited and inserted my disc into my 12" PowerBook G4.

Was told to restart, which i did. no problems so far. Choose my language, then hit a wall.

I was told that my computer can not use Tiger! I am now very surprised as my PB is less then 1 year old!

So i head on line to see if I can figure it out. Find out the apple trouble shooting page what the problem is:


Basically it seems that i need to update my Firmware ( whatever that is ), so i am thinking far enough. So i go ahead and download the approriate updates. Problem solved??


In order to run the Firmware updater I must use Mac OS 9 or later but my PB only allows me to run Mac OS X. ( checked on startup disk)

So i am at a total lose! Any help would be great!



  • Reply 1 of 2
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    I don't see a firmware update for a 12-inch PowerBook.

    Something else must be wrong.

    I'm going to copy (not move) this to Genius Bar, as I don't have a PowerBook and someone there may be able to help - JL
  • Reply 2 of 2
    1337_5l4xx0r1337_5l4xx0r Posts: 1,558member
    If your Tiger disk came with another computer, not as a stand-alone disc, then it may not install OSX (for eg: iMac G5) on your Powerbook.
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