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Installing leopard on unsupported mac w/o dvd player

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by frito1224, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    is there anyway to install leopard on a unsupported mac with a ext.hd
  2. macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    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.
  3. macrumors regular

    can this be done from a intel to a ppc
  4. macrumors 68020

    Yes. This method uses Target Disk Mode.
  5. macrumors regular

    i tried that it said i had to format in GUID partition and that said it was only for intel macs
  6. macrumors 6502


    Are you useing a retail Leopard disc? :)
  7. macrumors 68000


    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

    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.
  9. macrumors regular

    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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