Cant install leopard on G5

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blazerbro79, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. blazerbro79 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2009
    I recently bought a older mac(emac G5), and today i bought leopard. I go to install it and it says my mac isnt a intell-mac. I was wondering if theres a way to tell if my mac is an "intell-mac" or am i just wasting my time with leopard.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Leopard should install fine on an INTEL Mac. However, did you buy Leopard or SNOW Leopard? There is a difference.
  3. shwc macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2005
    G5 is the "power pc chip" architecture, not an intel architecture. Snow Leopard will not install on the G5.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    If you just bought Leopard it's likely it is snow leopard, which is intel-only.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    eMac only has g4 processor, that's PPC, not intel
    if you have iMac g5, that's PPC, not intel to look at your specs.
  6. blazerbro79 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2009
    yeah it was snow. and i thought i had a G5. im a newb to this. well i know what im doin tomorow lol. thanks for the help :)

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