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    installing leopard on G4 ibook
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    installing leopard on G4 ibook
    will the dvd drive in my G4 ibook be able to read and install leopard's dual layer dvd?

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    installing leopard on G4 ibook
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    Yes. But if the iBook doesn't meet the minimum system requirements the install fail.

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    installing leopard on G4 ibook
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork View Post
    Yes. But if the iBook doesn't meet the minimum system requirements the install fail.
    will this do?

    1.33Ghz Power PC G4
    1G DDR SDRAM

    the reason i am worried is because when i inserted a friend's empty dual layer dvd+r into the optical drive it spat it right out. when i insert a regular empty cd, it actually ask me if i want to burn something onto it.

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    installing leopard on G4 ibook
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    Specs look good.

    Drives that can't burn the media will do that. They don't recognize the blank DVD, but when there's a header on the disc all is good. If you put leopard in the drive and it mounts, that should be a good indicator. I assume you can play movies that are dual layer?

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    installing leopard on G4 ibook
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    in a word yes

    i've did a fresh full install of leopard and my g4 is running
    beautifully, and it'll be even better as i'm upgrading the ram shortly
    as its cracking along with just 512mb.

    no problems except and i had to erase and install which i feel is better than
    and archive and install.

    regards

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    installing leopard on G4 ibook
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    thanks for the reply. will go ahead and install when i find time!

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    installing leopard on G4 ibook
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellfried View Post
    thanks for the reply. will go ahead and install when i find time!
    The reason it spit out the DL Media is because the iBook 1.33Ghz's drive will not write to a blank Dual Layer DVD. If you put the Leopard DVD in it will work. Is yours the 12" 1.33Ghz iBook? If so I have that very machine with 1GB Ram also.

    I just put my Leopard DVD into the iBook and held down C. Installer came right up.

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