leopard on g5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jasonrhcp, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi. The school that I go to has asked me if it is possible for Mac G5's to run Mac OS X Leopard. I have tried to upgrade with my installation dvd (version 10.5.7). It says that this cannot be installed on this computer. However I keep reading that it is possible to put leopard on the G5.
    I am confused.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    J
     
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    r.j.s

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    #2
    Yes, it is possible, but you need a retail version - one for each machine.

    Your disc will not work because it will only work with the model of machine it shipped with.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    California

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    If you are trying to install Leopard on a G5 with an installation disc from another, newer Mac, you are out of luck.

    Leopard runs fantastic on G5s. Go for it. Get a regular install disc. I'd sell you mine, but I want to keep it.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    SmurfBoxMasta

    #4
    Well considering that I am running Leopard on my Quicksilver G4, I would imagine it would run really well on a G5 :)

    But as everyone has already said, you need to have RETAIL install disks for this to work, NOT the ones that came with any other mac.......
     
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    zen.state

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    I run Leopard on G4 also. Runs great with 2GB RAM.
     

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