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I have a powerbook pismo and I've been wanting to upgrade it to osx...so I tried installing the from the cds that came on my G5...hte laptop doesn't even recognize them ! So I took a look at ebay and there's a lot of people selling osx installing disks! Now...would the Emac osx version install on my powerbook g3 pismo just like the universal installer (retail version) would??? Thanx so much
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I don't know for sure, but I would get the retail copy. Then you know it will install.

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The OS X disks that are issued for specific models will not install on other models. Get the retail version. It may cost more but you'll save yourself a lot of frustration. However, before you shell out the $$$ for OS X you might want to check how much memory and hard drive space you have available. OS X needs a minimum of 128 mgs of RAM and a lot of HD space. Since the Pismo is a G3 it may end up costing more than you wish to spend on an older model like that.
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Thank Y'all for your help...I think I 'm just gonna go with the retail version then!!! I have 640MB of ram on my pismo and I have a 30GB hard drive do you think it will work fine with osx???
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Actually doesn't the G5 come with OS X on a DVD not a CD?

Probably the pismo just can't read dvds?

If that's the problem you might be able to take the salient contents of the dvd and pack it onto a cd and try using that!
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The OS X disks that are issued for specific models will not install on other models.
That's not necessarily true. I was able to install Jaguar without any problems on my Beige G3 AIO using my iBook's original software CD's (after upgrading the iBook to Panther).

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Actually doesn't the G5 come with OS X on a DVD not a CD?

Probably the pismo just can't read dvds?
Not being very familiar with the Pismo, this was the first thing I thought of too. However, after checking out the specs at Apple-History.com, it appears the machine does indeed have a DVD-ROM drive.

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Thank Y'all for your help...I think I 'm just gonna go with the retail version then!!! I have 640MB of ram on my pismo and I have a 30GB hard drive do you think it will work fine with osx???
With that much RAM and disk space you shouldn't have a problem. You can do a minimal OS X install which will take about a gig or you can do a standard install for about 3.5 gigs. A G3 will be slower than newer models but it should still perform well and the stability of X offsets any performance issues.
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