[iBook] re.: install os x 10.4, optical drive gone on dual USB ibook 500 MB

Bob Kennedy rck774200 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 18:10:00 PDT 2007

Re.: installing OS X 10.4, optical drive gone on dual USB ibook 500 MB.

Excellent detailed instructions at these two articles.


Installing OS X 10.4 'Tiger' on DVD-Challenged Macs Using FireWire Target
Disk Mode
Charles W Moore <cwmoore at lowendmac.com> - 2006.07.10

And importantly, his followup at :

Using FireWire Target Disk Mode to Install OS X on Macs without DVD Drives

Good luck!
- Bob K.

Message: 8
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 11:36:09 -0400
From: "Janice F. Jorgensen" <janicejorgensen at charter.net>
Subject: [iBook] reinstall OS x 10.4 with firewire on usb dual ibook
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I have an USB dual ibook 500 mg.
the optical drive is gone.
I need to re- install os x 10.4. the hard drive is 10 gig and is empty right
now. i had it installed previously.  I hear maybe i can use a firewire
...etc.  Any good explicit instructions out there.

I have also heard that it cannot be done.. with my ibook model.  HELP!!!!!!!

thanks so much

Janice F. Jorgensen
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