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I have an iBook G4 I bought for a carry-round -the- house machine It had OS 10.3.9 installed. I tried to install Leopard, which my other macs run. Apparently the iBook didn't have enough RAM and the installation failed. But the installer won't quit and the drive just whirrs and clicks. Thanks for any help.
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Try turning the iBook off and then on again holding the eject button.
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It would be a better idea to turn the iBook on holding the mouse button, if wired... bluetooth won't work that way.

Or open Terminal.app and type drutil tray eject - this will eject the disk tray most of the time.

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I have an iBook G4 I bought for a carry-round -the- house machine It had OS 10.3.9 installed. I tried to install Leopard, which my other macs run. Apparently the iBook didn't have enough RAM and the installation failed. But the installer won't quit and the drive just whirrs and clicks. Thanks for any help.
And once it is out, check the system requirements, you know, the part where it reads "installs on Intel only"
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It would be a better idea to turn the iBook on holding the mouse button, if wired... bluetooth won't work that way.

Or open Terminal.app and type drutil tray eject - this will eject the disk tray most of the time.
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And once it is out, check the system requirements, you know, the part where it reads "installs on Intel only"
You wanna point out where it says Intel only?
Before you get all sarcastic with the OP, you might wanna read up on things as well.

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And once it is out, check the system requirements, you know, the part where it reads "installs on Intel only"
I think that you may be getting confused with Snow Leopard...OS 10.6.

Leopard...OS 10.5...which the OP is trying to install, is not an Intel only install. 10.5 installs on both PPC & Intel Macs.

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Thanks a million for the help! Holding down the eject button while starting did the trick. I'm sure I deserve the slightly snarky tone from viWoody.
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Thanks a million for the help! Holding down the eject button while starting did the trick. I'm sure I deserve the slightly snarky tone from viWoody.
Nobody deserves that...
I'm glad things worked out for you.

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I'm sure I deserve the slightly snarky tone from viWoody.
Only if you were actually trying to install OS 10.6 (Intel Only)...on a non-Intel Macintosh!

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I think that you may be getting confused with Snow Leopard...OS 10.6.
Leopard...OS 10.5...which the OP is trying to install, is not an Intel only install. 10.5 installs on both PPC & Intel Macs.
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Exactly my mistake.
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Should never reply to posts before my second cup of coffee...
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Should never reply to posts before my second cup of coffee...
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Should never reply to posts before my second cup of coffee...
Good one!...I know exactly what you mean!

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