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    Apr 12, 2012
    Unhappy Upgrading from OSX 10.3.9 to 10.5.4, Software or Hardware problem?
    I have a Mac mini G4, 1.42GHz, 1GB ram, running 10.3.9 I tried to install 10.5.4 from the grey disk that came with my newer iMac but I just get an error saying it cannot be installed. Is this a hardware problem with my Mac mini or a software problem with the disk only being licensed for one computer or something like that?

    any help would be much appreciated thanks

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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    The 10.5 OSX DVD that came with your newer iMac is tied to that exact model Mac with the same specs and can not be installed on any other model.

    I own that exact Mini. You need a OSX 10.5 Leopard Full Retail black DVD and not the Gray DVD that comes with another Mac.

    Only issue is OSX Leopard has gone way up in price as it's the last OSX that will run on a Power PC Mac! Check Ebay or your local Craig's List but be SURE it's a Full Retail Black DVD.

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