Stupid Question (Mac OS 10.3 on an Intel Mac?)

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  1. lexus macrumors 68000

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    I know this is a very stupid question but is it possible to install OS 10.3 on an intel mac? I would do so for more stability.

    Thanks
     
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  4. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok I get the picture thanks (but would it not run under rosetta?
     
  5. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    No. Rosetta is for running PPC apps on an Intel chip. There's no way to run a PPC OS on an Intel chip.

    The closest you could get is to install Darwin 7.0 on Intel, which has always been available, but then you don't get any of the Mac's UI, only the UNIX core.
     
  6. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    No, because Rosetta's only in 10.4
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    As a general proposition, you cannot natively run an OS which is older than your Mac. This is true of all Macs going back to 1984.
     
  8. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

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    I managed to get 10.2.8 to run on an iBook G4 that came with 10.3.4 :D
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    4 year old thread, and you revive it for something useless! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

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    Whooops :p I was just searchin through google n it linked to this thread lol it was about 5 years ago I had 10.2 on ibook lol :rolleyes:
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That has nothing to do with this thread, which was about running 10.3 (not 10.2) on an Intel Mac (not a PowerPC Mac.)
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    LOL You want to run 10.3 on intel for MORE stability? There's no way in hell that would make your system more stable, haxies only make things buggy. If you ever found a hack to get that running I bet the OS's clock wouldn't even work.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Note the age of the thread.
     

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