iMac G5 can't upgrade to mac OS X 10.5 - Please Help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by edozar, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. edozar macrumors newbie

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    Hi I bought a wonderful G5 Powermac 8.1 with OSX 10.3.9 in it.

    Because I need wireless internet, flash and google chrome, I have purchased a install/restore generic DVD with OS X 10.5

    When I restart the iMac with the Disk 1 in it, I arrive to select the language stage, after which the error comes This software cannot be installed on this Mac.

    I have 1.8 GHz and 512 Mb...

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks Forum.

    Edoardo
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    You'll probably have to reformat the hard drive first in disk utility.

    Edit- If the disk is gray (which I suspect it is) and doesn't say your specific iMac model on it, then it will not work with your computer.
     
  3. edozar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you note

    Correct, it's a generic gray one. Which DVD do I need? A black disk will work?

    As per your comment on the HW, I WISH it would play music...

    Thanks a lot
     
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