Nana joined us in November 9, 2017, and has been a member for 2 years 4 weeks.
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In response to your comment on Tiger, the Apple G5 computer does not run OS Snow-Leopard. You should clarify it, older OS or newer hardware ?


.hqx files can be unpacked by StuffIt. If not recognized when double clicking the data file, then drag the data file icon onto the StuffIt Expander app icon, or choose Expand in the StuffIt menu then point to the data file.


Hello Nana, Your guestbook is what you see when you log in to the MG. Users can leave messages in your guestbook and you will see these after you log in. Messages left in your guestbook will also be sent to you as email (like this message). You can turn this feature off in your user setup, if you don't wish to receive guestbook messages as email.

When you log in, you will see the sender's user name at the top of your guestbook message. You can click that name and it will take you to that user's guestbook, you can leave that person a message there, if you want to.

In fact clicking any username you see at the top of any post in the MG forum will also take you to that person's guestbook allowing you to leave a message there, if you feel the need to.

When you next log-in, in your guestbook you will see two posts made by myself. This post, if you are reading this as an email and an earlier post I had left there two or three days ago.

Regards, Mike.

Thank you MikeTomTom for patiently teaching me how to download with lock and burn CDs.
I really appreciate your time. iBook is now running with OS9 and Tiger and Word. The final step is to try to get the OS9 bit of the machine to recogise the Eppstein's Gene download which seems to have a weird .hq or .hqx ending and is looking for an application to open it. Heigh ho !
Best wishes


Hello Nana.

FireWire isn't required by your iBook to install the official version of Tiger. FireWire in G3 Mac's such as your iBook was the cutoff point used by Apple to allow installing Tiger to Mac's with a G3 CPU. The installer would "look" to see if there was FireWire present and if it couldn't detect any, the install would not proceed. Your iBook if it has a FireWire port, should be OK to install the official unmodified copy of Tiger.

So, you do need to use your CD drive in your iBook to install Tiger. It's also important that the install disk 1 is created correctly, as that's the one that needs to start up your iBook and begin the install.

So, to the beginning:

Extract "Tiger_CD1.toast" from the ".zip" file by double-clicking it's icon. As soon as the zip file has been extracted, select it's icon and choose "Get Info" from the "File" menu.

In the Info window that pops up, you will see under "General" some info about it's "Kind" and "Size" etc,; Below this you should see two check-boxes. One labelled "Stationery pad" and below that, "Locked". Click the box to the left of "Locked" to place a check-mark into the box.

Now the Toast image is locked and you can can close the Info window and proceed to the next step, burning the image to a blank CD.

Start up "Disk Utility" (located in the "Utilities" folder inside of the "Applications" folder).

Drag the icon of "Tiger_CD1.toast" over into the lower left-side panel of the open "Disk Utility" window. You should see the name "Tiger_CD1.toast" now appear in the list of disk names in the lower left-side panel of the Disk Utilities window.

Select its name in the panel to highlight it. Click the "Burn" button in the top row of buttons in the Disk Utility window and insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD drive when requested. Follow any further instructions to complete the burn.

If you can follow the above, then you should now have a CD that can start up your iBook G3. You shouldn't need to burn the remaining CD's again (unless there is a problem with those CD's) as only the 1st one needs to be bootable.

Good luck and let me know how you get on.

Regards, Mike


Worried that although I logged on with a password there is no https:// at the top of the page.