700mhz G4 and Leopard

Discussion in 'iMac' started by racingboy627, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. racingboy627 macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2011
    I know, blast from the past right?

    This may be a familiar story for some and hope someone can help me out....

    I bought a G4 iMac lamp at a garage sale for $10. I upgraded the RAM, hard drive (80gb) and added a wireless B card.

    I firewire-loaded Leopard on the new drive from a newer Intel iMac.

    The Leopard disk will boot the newer iMac through firewire. However, I CANNOT get the old iMac to boot or even recognize the drive now.

    It recognized it initially and I can load 10.1 and 10.3 on it.

    After loading Leopard though, the Lamp acts like there is no drive. The disk utilities don't see the drive either.

    Is there an ideal drive format to choose or am I missing something simple.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    A better place for this thread is the "PowerPC Mac" forum....but try Googling for "LeopardAssist"...that should get you some tips on getting Leopard onto an iMac G4...worked for me.....good luck.
  3. racingboy627 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2011
    sorry and thx

    Sorry, I missed that. I'll post over on the PowerPC forum.

    I did download that Leopard Assist utility but haven't tried it yet.

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