Ibook G3 and Leopard

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by unsponsored, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. unsponsored macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009

    I have a G£ ibook that due to the size of its processor will not allow and upgrade to leopard. If I install a new HD with leopard pre-installed will it work in the G3?
  2. om3ga785 macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    replacing the hard drive won't change the issue. you would be only putting in a bigger drive. that's nothing related to the processor.
  3. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    G3's don't officially support Leopard, but I've seen reports online of users that have gotten it to run. I googled "G3 Leopard" and found many posts on the subject. It depends on which G3 you have.

    Check out Xpostfacto, it allows Leopard to be installed on the following PPC machines: 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500 and 9600, and a few of the old clones.

    Click the link above for the download or here for a wikpedia definition of xpostfacto.

    Good luck!
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Even if you do get it installed via "hacks," it's going to run slower than I'd be willing to bear.

    Definitely try and get a set of 10.3 or 10.4 discs. Even 10.4 may run slowly on that machine, depending on the clock speed of the chip.
  5. EB66 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    dont even waste your time putting leopard on it, i personally didn't even like leopard much on my powerbook g4 1.67ghz it was too slow

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