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lbmontez
Jun 12, 2011, 05:49 PM
So, I've bought an iBook G4 "Late 2005" version. It has 10.4.11 installed on it, and I want to upgrade to 10.5.

When I perform the upgrade, will it wipe everything off of my machine? It's coming with Office '08 and I don't want to lose it.



stroked
Jun 12, 2011, 08:04 PM
You shouldn't loose anything with an upgrade. I would clone the HDD first using Carbon Copy Cloner first, just in case something goes wrong.

lbmontez
Jun 12, 2011, 08:10 PM
You shouldn't loose anything with an upgrade. I would clone the HDD first using Carbon Copy Cloner first, just in case something goes wrong.

Will this just copy it onto my external drive?

stroked
Jun 12, 2011, 08:27 PM
Will this just copy it onto my external drive?

Yes, and if you have a firewire drive, it will be bootable too.

lbmontez
Jun 12, 2011, 09:12 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the help!

adcx64
Jun 12, 2011, 10:26 PM
When in the Leopard installer, just select make sure you don't select "erase and install" and ull be fine!

lbmontez
Jun 14, 2011, 02:30 AM
Side note question: does anyone know a link to get the latest version of iTunes for 10.4.11?

cocacolakid
Jun 14, 2011, 02:38 AM
Side note question: does anyone know a link to get the latest version of iTunes for 10.4.11?

9.2.1 is the last version for a G4, here's the download link.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1056

tom vilsack
Jun 14, 2011, 04:43 AM
9.2.1 is the last version for a G4, here's the download link.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1056

im running leopard on my ibook G4 and with updates itunes is showing version 10.3.1

lbmontez
Jun 14, 2011, 10:48 AM
9.2.1 is the last version for a G4, here's the download link.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1056

Thank you! :)

AdrianK
Jun 14, 2011, 11:03 AM
im running leopard on my ibook G4 and with updates itunes is showing version 10.3.1

Just to confirm that, system requirements for the latest available version of iTunes:

Macintosh Hardware
Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or G4 processor
Intel, PowerPC G5 or 1.0GHz PowerPC G4 or faster processor is required to play Standard Definition video from the iTunes Store
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor is required to play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras from the iTunes Store
512MB of RAM; 1GB is required to play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras
Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater; 1280x800 or greater is required to play an iTunes LP or iTunes Extras
Playing videos also requires at least 16MB of video RAM
Broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes Store
Apple combo drive or SuperDrive to create audio, MP3, or back-up CDs; some non-Apple CD-RW recorders may also work.
Apple SuperDrive to back up your library to DVDs; some non-Apple DVD-RW drives may also work.

Macintosh Software
Mac OS X version 10.5 or later
QuickTime 7.6 or later
Support for HE-AAC requires QuickTime 7.6.4 or later
Safari 4.0.3 or later
200MB of available disk space

stroked
Jun 14, 2011, 04:37 PM
9.2.1 is the last version for a G4, here's the download link.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1056

I running 10.2.1 on all 3 of my G4s.

AdrianK
Jun 14, 2011, 04:46 PM
I running 10.2.1 on all 3 of my G4s.

Uhuh. I think 9.2.1 was the last version to run on Tiger, so I'm guessing that's what cocacolakid was thinking of.

lbmontez
Jun 14, 2011, 10:25 PM
Uhuh. I think 9.2.1 was the last version to run on Tiger, so I'm guessing that's what cocacolakid was thinking of.

^^Agreed. It's working! :) Next step with this laptop is to upgrade the memory a bit and Im good.

cocacolakid
Jun 21, 2011, 11:51 PM
Uhuh. I think 9.2.1 was the last version to run on Tiger, so I'm guessing that's what cocacolakid was thinking of.

Yes, 9.2.1 is the last version for a G4 running Tiger, as the previous poster I answered was looking for.