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    Installing Leopard
    Hello

    I'm wondering if anyone can let me know how to install Leopard 10.6 from an external hard drive? I'm currently running Tiger and have plugged in the drive gone to 'Disk Utility' and selected Leopard>Restart with etc. but it just restarts in Tiger.

    Anyone know what i'm doing wrong?

    Regards
    Ian

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    Questions.
    What Mac do you have?
    What do you mean by DiskUtility>Leopard>Restart ??
    Do you mean Leopard or SnowLeopard as 10.6 is SL and 10.5 is leopard?
    How is either Leopard or SL on a External HD ??

    I dont know what your doing wrong bc im having a hard time understanding what your trying to do and how ???

    Please clarify a few things so others can help too

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    Hi

    Sorry for being wet behind the ears.

    I have an ibook G5 running Tiger. I have Leopard 10.5 on an external drive.

    I want to install Leopard on the ibook.

    I was told to connect the drive to the ibook>open Disc utilities> select my external drive>select my Leopard 10.5 on the hard drive>then click restart.

    I do the above but it just restarts in Tiger still and does not give me the option to install Leopard. I just want a clean install of 10.5

    Clueless!

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    I don't think you can install Leopard unless you have an install disk or have a disk image of the install disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raff View Post
    Hi

    Sorry for being wet behind the ears.

    I have an ibook G5 running Tiger.
    This is not correct either. There never was an iBook G5. Most likely it's an iBook G4, or an iBook G3.

    You need to tell us what the processor speed is. Leopard "officially" will only install on computers with at least an 867mhz cpu.

    - Nick

    p.s. What's wrong with this computers internal drive?
    - 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
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Hi

    Sorry it is a iBook G4, Processor 1.33 GHz PPC, 1 GB DDR SDRAM

    Any use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raff View Post
    Hi

    Sorry it is a iBook G4, Processor 1.33 GHz PPC, 1 GB DDR SDRAM

    Any use?
    What sort of OS 10.5 install disk are you using...for starters...what color is it?

    - 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
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    can't use the discs on laptop, drive broken. I open up the start up disc from system preferences then select Leopard 10.5 from there and restart it but just launches Tiger. It's all there just can't get it to launch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raff View Post
    can't use the discs on laptop, drive broken. I open up the start up disc from system preferences then select Leopard 10.5 from there and restart it but just launches Tiger. It's all there just can't get it to launch
    Don't overlook or dismiss my question in post #7...it's sort of important!

    - 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
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Don't overlook or dismiss my question in post #7...it's sort of important!

    - Nick
    Or to put it another way... where did this image that you have on the external drive come from?
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