my G5 is back to 10.2.7

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lamblia, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. lamblia macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I have spent the last few hours trying to fix my G5. I was installing iLife06 and it was optimizing when the power went off. When I powered up, I had no Preference file. Using my software install, restore & hardware DVD, and finding out I had to reinstall OX 10.2.7, I did and now I need to get back to 10.3.9.
    Question : Should I find 10.3 or upgrade to 10.4? If 10.3, where can I find it (I cannot find my original).
    (Either way I cannot do anything on my G5, because my current applications need 10.3.9 to work)
    Thanks
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    If your app needs 10.3.9 to work, get that however you need to. If your app works on 10.4 as well, I would say upgrade.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    So you were on Panther before, couldn't find the discs to reinstall it, and therefore went back to Jag, right? And had never been on Tiger?

    I agree with Eddie's advice. If you go Panther, you should be able to get Panther discs on eBay pretty inexpensively. I'd sell you mine, but I only have iBook system restore discs for Panther (and iMac system restore discs for Tiger, and a full retail Tiger install... but no Panther disc).
     
  4. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

    MacDonaldsd

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    To be honest probably have a hard time finding 10.3 in shops etc but if you did probably be a lot cheaper than 10.4. Go check it out on ebay. All the same I would go and get 10.4 its worth it
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Quick look says it's not as cheap as I expected it to be, at least, on eBay...mmmm. :( So maybe Tiger after all? Treat yourself! :)
     

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