Installing OS X Tiger (10.4) on an eMac
Here are some notes on installing OS X Tiger on an eMac (700MHz).
Grab a .iso image of the Tiger install DVD from archive.org, burn it to a DVD.
My eMac came with a CD-ROM drive, so I had to use a USB DVD-ROM drive to boot the installer. Hold the option key when you boot up the machine to access the boot menu.
Unfortunately, the USB ports on this machine are USB 1.1, (which is limited to 12Mbps, or about 1.5MB/s), which means the install will take a while (about 1.5 hours).
After installing, Software Update should run automatically. This will bring you up to Tiger 10.4.11.
While you still have the Tiger install DVD inserted, install
TenFourFox is a fork of Firefox built for PowerPC and OS X Tiger.
(brew will complain that Xcode 2.0 is out of date and should be updated to 2.5)
(search for "xcode 2.5" at https://developer.apple.com/download/more/ )
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mistydemeo/tigerbrew/go/install)"
You will likely want to
export HOMEBREW_VERBOSE=1 because compile times are very long on these old machines :).
Don't forget to change the terminal to be a login shell (Terminal -> Preferences -> Execute thie command
brew doctor (this will take a while).
Brew will spit out a couple of warnings about needing curl and git.
brew install curl brew link --force curl brew install git
Install the Tiger-specific formulas.
See also my log of tigerbrew build errors.
- OS X updates
- http://matejhorvat.si/en/mac/osxppcsw/ (google cache)
See also my log of build failures.