Updating from mac 10 1 5 to 10 3
The mini Stack installed with ease, was recognized on all systems, and I will probably get another one...oh, and just so you know, if one installs the mini Stack on a system running 10.4.x, "Spotlight" will scan for new data and there will be considerable activity from the drive, until it is done.Preparation for install Used Disk Warrior to clean and optimize G4 target disk Fixed Permissions on G4 Backed-up G4 to mini Stack Mounted Mac Mini in "Target Disk Mode" How to use Fire Wire target disk mode Note that support ended for all releases listed below and hence they won't receive any further updates. If you need help in finding the correct package matching your Mac's processor architecture, please see this official support document by Apple.
2014: After skipping 2013, Apple updated the Mac mini in 2014.
artnum=58583 Booted G4 into 9.2.2 (Mini appears) Booted 10.4.7 from Mini [See
Flying Snail.com/Mac/bootminitigerfrom922g4.html] Inserted Panther DVD install disk into Mac Mini [A Stock G4 DVD will not read Panther DVD disks.] Used "Disk Utility" on Panther DVD to "Repair" and "Fix Permissions" on target G4 disk Used "Upgrade" install.
That being said, plus 'a bunch of other reasons', I installed the mini Stack, new mouse, and Panther.
(btw) The mouse worked on versions OS 9.2.2 thru OS X 10.3.9 (G4) and (Mac Mini) OS X 10.4.7 (I have.) and the supplied software was NOT installed.