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    ibook os x problems
    I recently purchased an Apple iBook G4 with 1.2GHz 256MB 30GB. It came without an operating system installed. A friend gave me his copy of Leopard. It is the gray disk & the dvd. When I try to install it reads the disk then ask me what language I want. Then it says preparing to install & does nothing else. I've waited hours for it do something but just stays like that. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Imac 27", i7 4GHz, 1TB Flash Storage, 32GB memory, OS X.12.3
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Apart from being illegal and a form of piracy, you cannot install from the system install disc from another computer. If you want Leopard, go to auction sites etc and look for a black coloured full retail install DVD, set you back around the $100. Do not buy the silver/grey disc you told us about in your thread.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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