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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Zellio, Jul 9, 2013.
Hi, is there anyway to install osx tiger (that come on g5 install disks) on a g4?
No, the discs are machine specific. One thing you can do, is put the G4 in Target Disc Mode and install Tiger onto it via the G5.
How do I do that?
Start the G4 and immediately press and hold the "T" key until you see the FireWire symbol.
On the G4, go to System Preferences > Startup Disk and enable "Target Disk Mode."
Either way, this will make your G4's hard drive available to any computer connected to it with a FireWire cable.
See also: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1661
And I guess you need firewire male to male cable? Connected directly to each machine?
What if the G5 has Leopard currently installed and the G4 doesn't have the specs? Will it still install?
I can always just install another strip of ram... Although at 800 mhz it'll run a tad slow..
You can even copy your 10.5 G5 installation to the G4 HDD using carbon copy cloner.it will work.
Or put the HDD on the G5 (using ide to sata adapter, or an usb/firewire enclosure), install on the G5 and then put it on the G4..
Would it work with firewire considering the specs?
Yes. When you copy it doesn't look for specs. Once correctly copied or installed onto the hard drive, Leopard doesn't look for system requirements.
How would it run on a g4 800 mhz with (a future ram upgrade, ordered 512 megs pc133 ram of ebay) 768 megs ram?
Probably pretty well. Tiger would run better.
Rather poorly. Especially if it's single 800 MHz Quicksilver with stock graphics card, eMac or iMac .CI capable graphics and 1GB+ RAM - it's IMO minimum for Leopard.
Once I owned Dual 800 QS (2MB L3 per CPU) with 1.5GB RAM and GF 6200. It ran 10.5 faster than my PB 1.67 w 2GB and R9700.
Eh, its just going to be basically an extra monitor using teleport. That and the fact that it's using dedicated hardware (Even if it's terrible dedicated hardware).