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    If I were to insert the Mac Os X Panther installation disc that came with my g5, into an iBook G4 with 10.2, would I be able to install panther?

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    does it say g5 on the disk, or is it just black with the X like the panther disks?

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    It says PowerMac G5

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    No. And that would be violating the license. Which is bad.

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    The restore disc 1 of 2 that came with my G4 iBook installs Panther on my G4 desktop. It isn't the black Panther disc, just the grey restore dvd.

    Now, it may have changed on the G5, but I doubt it. I say that it will install.

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    true, but besides violating the license agreement, it also installs things that are hardware specific, like firmware, in which case, youd end up having your mac screw up in one way or another, like repeatitive corrupt OS installations. I've seen it happen:mac:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    true, but besides violating the license agreement, it also installs things that are hardware specific, like firmware, in which case, youd end up having your mac screw up in one way or another, like repeatitive corrupt OS installations. I've seen it happen:mac:
    As far as violating the license agreement… that's something that ApplejustWorks has to deal with, not me. ApplejustWorks asked if it would work, not if it was legal.

    I've not seen a problem using the restores from other systems. I've been running my Desktop G4 using my iBook restore dvd for 3 weeks with no problems at all. I did the same thing with Jaguar without a problem. If it installed hardware specific files… not a problem here.

    I believe that the installer would reject the "install" if it was hardware specific. OS 9 installers did just that.

    ApplejustWorks, I say backup your system and try it.

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    thanks for the help

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