PowerMac G4 and Leopard

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by igw, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. igw
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    I have a PowerMac G4 that does not have a dvd reader and I need to install leopard. Can I connect my intel iMac via firewire and install leopard on the G4 using target mode. If so, what are the step in doing this.

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  2. Tracer
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    You can install via Target mode.

    Hold down the T key on the keyboard while booting the PowerMac G4 then connect a firewire cable computer to computer.

    Note that using Leopard with little RAM and a weak video card is a painful experience.

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  3. yoyo5280
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    I believe that target mode can not be used to share CD/DVD drives.
     
  4. igw
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    Well if it is really slow and possibly not functional. What advice is there for a Power PC G4 to get upgraded without a dvd reader. It was running 10.3 then i used the box restore cds but didn't realize they were 10.2. So things are not going well.
     
  5. Lord Zedd
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    Target mode makes the G4 appear as a normal external firewire drive.
     
  6. CWallace
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    How fast is your G4? I am playing with an 867MHz QuickSilver at work and I believe that is the minimum speed Leopard will install on from the DVD (though you can hack the installer to work on slower machines).
     

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