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OS 10.5 - Install 10.5 on powerPC G5


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I have an iMac powerPC G5 that was having some problems and my wife lost the 10.4 install disc that came with it. We wound up buying a new iMac anyway, and I thought I could install 10.5 from the CD that came with the new iMac to the power PC G5 to see it that would fix the issues. When I tried booting to this CD I got a message saying OSX could not be installed on this computer. I read online that 10.5 could not be installed on an APM formatted drive so I tried reformatting the drive to GUID, but I still get the error and now I don't have any OS on it. The computer exceeds the min requirements. I would buy the 10.5 retail CD if this would fix the problem, but I'm worried that I'll run into the same error. Any advice?

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I have an iMac powerPC G5 that was having some problems and my wife lost the 10.4 install disc that came with it. We wound up buying a new iMac anyway, and I thought I could install 10.5 from the CD that came with the new iMac to the power PC G5 to see it that would fix the issues. When I tried booting to this CD I got a message saying OSX could not be installed on this computer. I read online that 10.5 could not be installed on an APM formatted drive so I tried reformatting the drive to GUID, but I still get the error and now I don't have any OS on it. The computer exceeds the min requirements. I would buy the 10.5 retail CD if this would fix the problem, but I'm worried that I'll run into the same error. Any advice?

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Tom
You cannot use the grey/silver disks from the new iMac on your G5 iMac...the disks are model specific.

An even if you could do it...you're not supposed to...since it's against the Apple EULA (end-user license agreement).

If you need to install 10.5 on your G5 iMac...you need to purchase a retail copy of 10.5.

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Also the 10.5 DVD that came with that Intel IMac only installs on Intel hardware besides everything Pigoo said above and would never install on a Power PC CPU.
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You can install Leopard on a PowerPC, but you can't do it with disks from another Mac. You have to actually buy it. Sorry!


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