Install Tiger from an iPod

I had an eMac that wouldn’t take the Tiger DVD, so I’ve found this alternative (and rather simple) method to install Tiger on it…

Turn your iPod into a bootable Tiger installation disk. Here’s how:

  1. Make a backup copy of your iPod if necessary (it will be erased in the next step!)
  2. Using Disk Utility, format (Erase) the iPod.
  3. Use the Restore feature in Disk Utility to create an image of the Tiger DVD on your iPod (drag the DVD into the source textbox; drag your iPod into the destination textbox).
  4. You can then plug your iPod in any Mac and launch the Install Tiger software, let it reboot, and follow the instructions to install it!
  5. When you’re done, you might want to re-erase the iPod, and restore the latest iPod Software on your iPod.


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