The Basic Installation

The installation process takes about an hour, but for the sake of your own psyche, you’ll probably want to set aside a whole afternoon. Once the installation is over, you’ll want to play around, organize your files, and learn the lay of the land.

Phase 1: The Installer

Here’s how you install Tiger onto a drive that doesn’t have a version of Mac OS X on it already:

  1. Insert the Mac OS X DVD (or CD). Double-click the Install Mac OS X icon in the CD’s main window. When the Restart button appears, click it.

    The Mac starts up from the disc and takes you directly to the first Installer screen.

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