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Using a MacBook as an external HD

I need to update my older iMac to the Tiger OS. The challenge is that the OS only comes on a DVD formated media and the iMac doesn't have the proper media reading device. I'm hoping that I can somehow the new MacBook as an "external" drive and from there install Tiger on the iMac.

Any guidance/suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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Try reading here: Apple
Even though the article refers to Leopard, it should work for Tiger.

Here is the catch: The iMac needs a FireWire port

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