IMac Upgrade possible? 10.3 to 10.4 bundle

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coxt, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. coxt macrumors newbie

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    Greetings, Everyone,

    This is my first post. I've read the etiquette and am trying to abide by it. Here's my situation.

    I want to upgrade my old iMac from OSX 10.3.9 to OSX 10.4.
    I don't have a full retail copy of 10.4
    I do have two install disks that say "PowerMac G5; Mac OS version 10.4.4"
    These disks came with a machine which is not being used any more.
    Is it <possible> to install these on my iMac?

    The specs on my iMac are:
    PowerPC G3
    450mhz processor
    256 mb RAM;
    20 gb HD
    Slot loading DVD player.
    I am willing to buy 1 gb of ram if necessary. (Machine has sentimental value)
    I am willing to buy a full retail OSX 10.4 install disk off ebay if necessary. (Obviously I'd rather use the ones I already have.)

    Many thanks to the collective brain trust,
    Tom
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    No. Those disks are meant for the PowerMac G5.

    Also, mind giving me the disks if you're not going to use 'em?
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

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  4. coxt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. Alas, I can't give them away since they belong to a colleague.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So not only was what you were trying to do impossible, it was also illegal.

    I see.
     

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