Yes, and yes. I installed Tiger each way on different partitions of my external (cloned 10.3.9 to 2 of them first). All installs worked perfectly. I cloned the erase and install/Migration-Assistant import version to my internal. I had no reason to choose this version except that I predicted that it was least likely to reveal problems given extended use.rberteau said:Does anyone know if this can be done? And if so, have you tried it?
Install Tiger on a partition on the external firewall. Then, clone the external to your internal.rberteau said:Okay, ... you want to copy the installer to an External FW HD (or create a .dmg of the DVD??) and run the installation from their. That was the plan.
Well, it didn't work. After creating a .dmg of the DVD and then unpacking and running the intaller, my Apple G3 iMac reboots and says it will install after reboot but nothing really happens.
Yes, and yes. I installed Tiger each way on different partitions of my external (cloned 10.3.9 to 2 of them first). All installs worked perfectly. I cloned the erase and install/Migration-Assistant import version to my internal. I had no reason to choose this version except that I predicted that it was least likely to reveal problems given extended use.
I did this to install a work copy while I was waiting for my ordered copy to arrive.(from ElDiabloConCaca)
Short answer, you need a real, tangible device to boot from -- not a virtual one (like a disk image).
Try this (it may take some time):
1) Completely wipe/erase the FireWire disk
2) Insert your Tiger install DVD
3) Open Disk Utility and create a new disk image of the Tiger DVD by:
a. Highlight the Tiger install volume in the left-hand sidebar
b. Click "New Image" at the top of the Disk Utility window
c. Name it anything, and select "Image Format: DVD/CD Master" and "Encryption: none"
d. Click Save and save it to your local hard drive (not the FireWire drive)
4) Connect the FireWire drive and mount it if it isn't already
5) In Disk Utility, click the "Restore" tab (next to "First Aid," "Erase," etc.)
6) Drag the disk image you just created into the "Source:" and drag the FireWire volume into the "Detination:" fields
7) Click "Restore"
Then, select the FireWire device in the Startup Disk preference pane, and it should boot from the FireWire drive as though it were booting from the installation DVD.
I haven't tested this myself, since I can't boot from a FireWire device, but I think it may work... if you've got the time (as disk image making is rather time consuming).
You are very welcome. Why not do what is mentioned in 2 and 7? I have done it. And, doing so is very simple.rberteau said:Thanks for the ideas and replies....I wonder if I create the dmg and store it on my FWHD, then boot to the FWHD and run the installer and have my target install be the internal HD???
Will that work?