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unsponsored
Feb 23, 2009, 02:46 PM
Hi,

I have a GŁ ibook that due to the size of its processor will not allow and upgrade to leopard. If I install a new HD with leopard pre-installed will it work in the G3?



om3ga785
Feb 23, 2009, 03:08 PM
Hi,

I have a GŁ ibook that due to the size of its processor will not allow and upgrade to leopard. If I install a new HD with leopard pre-installed will it work in the G3?

replacing the hard drive won't change the issue. you would be only putting in a bigger drive. that's nothing related to the processor.

Mikey B
Feb 23, 2009, 07:22 PM
G3's don't officially support Leopard, but I've seen reports online of users that have gotten it to run. I googled "G3 Leopard" and found many posts on the subject. It depends on which G3 you have.

Check out Xpostfacto (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7594), it allows Leopard to be installed on the following PPC machines: 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500 and 9600, and a few of the old clones.

Click the link above for the download or here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XPostFacto) for a wikpedia definition of xpostfacto.

Good luck!

NewMacbookPlz
Feb 23, 2009, 08:12 PM
Even if you do get it installed via "hacks," it's going to run slower than I'd be willing to bear.

Definitely try and get a set of 10.3 or 10.4 discs. Even 10.4 may run slowly on that machine, depending on the clock speed of the chip.

EB66
Feb 23, 2009, 10:47 PM
dont even waste your time putting leopard on it, i personally didn't even like leopard much on my powerbook g4 1.67ghz it was too slow