IMac Upgrade possible? 10.3 to 10.4 bundle

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

  1. coxt macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    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,
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    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

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  4. coxt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    Thanks for the info. Alas, I can't give them away since they belong to a colleague.
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    So not only was what you were trying to do impossible, it was also illegal.

    I see.

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