How to prep an old G4 tower for donation?
October 8, 2011 11:48 AM Subscribe
I have an old G4 tower that I'd like to donate to charity. I don't have the OS X 10.3 disc to format the drive & reinstall with. What do you recommend I do?
posted by AMSBoethius to computers & internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is a computer I received as a gift back in 2005, and never received the OS install disc with it. I'd like to be able to reformat the drive a few times, reinstall the OS, and give it to charity. I tried using my OS X 10.2 disc to reformat, but that didn't work. It doesn't look like there is anywhere legal that I can download a copy of the .iso for 10.3.
Should I buy a cheap 10.3 disc somewhere & use that? Should I download a Linux .iso & use that to reformat & install an OS? If so, which flavor of Linux should I grab?
If it helps, I have a Win7 PC with a DVD burner & Roxio software to burn an .iso with.
Thanks in advance for your advice. It has been sitting in my apartment for the last 3.5 years doing nothing, and I want to donate it to charity before I move in 2 months.