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  The first machine I tried to install my shiny new copy of Tiger onto was my Powerbook G3 Lombard (Bronze Keyboard). That's when I found out that Apple decided to remove my laptop from the list of supported installs.

Now I had only three options:
# Stay with OSX 10.3.9,
# Wait for [XPostFacto | http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/XPostFacto/] to support Tiger, or
# Find a workaround.

I chose door number 3.

I had just spent a large chunk of money on new memory and a larger hard drive only to find out that Apple's newest OS won't work. Some internet searching proved that the pre-releases of Tiger did work with the Lombard Powerbooks, so my belief was that Apple just changed the installer to exclude my favorite computer. I was correct. Here is how I was able to install OSX 10.4 on my Powerbook G3 Lombard.

#Attach an external hard drive to the laptop (I have a PCMCIA firewire card so I used a firewire drive, but I imagine a USB drive would work, too.)
#Use [Carbon Copy Cloner | http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html] to place a copy of the laptop hard drive onto the external drive.
#Move the external drive to a Mac supported by the Tiger installer (I used my G4, if you don't have one, find a friend who does.)
#Install Tiger onto the external drive.
#Move the drive back to the laptop.
#Use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy the external drive onto the laptop internal drive

I now have a working copy of Tiger running on my Powerbook G3 Lombard. I've only had it working for a couple of hours, but I haven't found anything that doesn't work like it should.
 

 
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