Installing leopard on unsupported mac w/o dvd player

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    is there anyway to install leopard on a unsupported mac with a ext.hd
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    I've done this, I plugged a 466MHz G4 Power Mac into a supported eMac with a DVD drive with a Firewire cable, and installed it to the Power Mac's hard drive from the eMac.
     
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    Yes. This method uses Target Disk Mode.
     
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    i tried that it said i had to format in GUID partition and that said it was only for intel macs
     
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    Are you useing a retail Leopard disc? :)
     
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    Hrududu

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    No it can't. Its going to write an Intel version of the OS because it thinks Leopard is being installed for the Intel system.
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    I've done this from a Macbook Pro to G4 iMac, can't remember exactly how, I think I installed it to the iMac from the MBP with Firewire target mode, used Disk Utility to make an image of the installation on the iMac, then erased it and formatted it as APM and restored the image to it.
     
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    Thank You,

    that is good info i figured out how to do it and now have leopard on my g4 imac thanks again
     

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