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Posted on 2006-11-21
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Hi,
I have been given a ibook to put an os on.  Initially I put gentoo linux on.  The guy cannot use linux.
Will someone tell me howto get and inst. mac os?
cheers.
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Assuming that you do not have a really old iBook that has insufficient memory or disk space for OS X, buy a copy of OS X Tiger from Apple, a computer store, or any number of online retailers,
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by:walsellers
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There are several distros that will work on Apple hardware of all ages.

I'd guess that Ubunto Linux should work there.  Check with your local Linux users' group for extra help.  A good percentage of the Linux group here have Mac laptops.

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by:strung
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Walsellers, I think the original poster already has Linux on the Mac and wants to install OS X instead, unless I misread his post.
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by:psyki_be
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Yes,
As far as I know, OS X install cd's come with the hardware.

You can also buy OS X from an apple store (129$ for a single-user license) or the online store: http://store.apple.com

Installing it is just a matter of inserting the cd, and booting from it by pressing and holding the 'C' key while the computer boots.
You will see a simple wizard which'll guide you trough the installation.

Don't try using iMac, powerbook or macbook, ... included cd's.
The cd's apple includes with hardware only work with that specific hardware.

You should use the cd included with the iBook, or buy one from apple.


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Ah yes, quite right strung.  I mis-read the post.  Sorry.

Sounds like the question has been answered.  
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by:Andrew Duffy
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I wouldn't run Tiger on any iBook that's weaker than a G4. Try to get a copy of Panther from eBay, or the restore CDs that shipped with the original model.
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