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    i have a G5 dual core, i need to up grade my system so i want to put a new operating system on second harddrive to run new programmes , will this affect my other harddrive withmac os x10.1 on, basically my iphone cant sync with older itunes so i need to up grade but my osx is to old to support newer itunes. Also i want to up load new Logic aswell as new programmes.. But dont want to affect older programmes

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    i need to up load mac os x 10.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartavfc72 View Post
    i have a G5 dual core, i need to up grade my system so i want to put a new operating system on second harddrive to run new programmes , will this affect my other harddrive withmac os x10.1 on, basically my iphone cant sync with older itunes so i need to up grade but my osx is to old to support newer itunes. Also i want to up load new Logic aswell as new programmes.. But dont want to affect older programmes

    help if you can
    i need to up load mac os x 10.5
    - A 2nd HD won't effect anything.
    - I doubt that your G5 currently has OS 10.1 installed on it. The oldest OS version for the Powermac G5 "dual core" was 10.4.2...the oldest OS version for the "dual-processor" Powermac G5 was 10.2.7.
    - If you need OS 10.5...you don't "upload it". You have to buy an OS 10.5 install disk...and install it from the disk. These 10.5 install disks are not cheap...they cost from $100-$125 (and more) here in the US.

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    ok its running 10.4.11 what is the best thing to do? and is it worth getting an updated osx and putting on 2nd harddrive, i have been given this mac so dont know anything about , but i ant to install latest logic as well???

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartavfc72 View Post
    ok its running 10.4.11 what is the best thing to do? and is it worth getting an updated osx and putting on 2nd harddrive, i have been given this mac so dont know anything about , but i ant to install latest logic as well???
    You could leave your current HD as is...install a 2nd HD...and install OS 10.5 on the 2nd HD. The only decision is, do you want to spend the money on an OS 10.5 install disk ($100-$125+ here in the US). If you want to install the latest version of "Logic"...you pretty much have to install 10.5...since it requires a minimum of OS 10.5.7.

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    i have a dual procc, so second harddrive installed it shows up as scratch hd, but no operating system on it, so would i just install on that hardrive new OS X and it wont affect 1st harddrive with OSX 10.4.11

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartavfc72 View Post
    i have a dual procc, so second harddrive installed it shows up as scratch hd, but no operating system on it, so would i just install on that hardrive new OS X and it wont affect 1st harddrive with OSX 10.4.11
    Just so we know...do you have a "dual-core" or a "dual-processor" Powermac G5? Your initial post said "dual-core"...and your last post said "dual-procc". Apple made both types.

    As far as the hard drives...yes...just install that 2nd hard drive, and install (I'm assuming) OS 10.5 on it. Then when you restart the computer, you hold down the "Option" key...and choose which drive to boot from (either the 10.4.11 drive, or the 2nd drive with 10.5 on it).

    HTH,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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