installing leopard on imac g4

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jrlv86, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. jrlv86 macrumors newbie

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    I recently was given an 15 inch iMac G4 with 256 MB RAM and 800 MHz processor and was running OS X 10.3.9. I upgraded the RAM to 512 MB and installed Leopard using a firewire connection with my MacBook. I can boot from the MacBook Leopard but the iMac will not boot or seem to find the Hard Drive. I can see the Hard Drive on my MacBook with Leopard installed on it. All I get on my iMac is a "finder" with a question mark. Is there any suggestions or tips about how I can get my iMac to run properly using Leopard????
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The MacBook is an Intel machine so has probably used a GUID partition scheme on the drive. This is not bootable on a G4.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    How exactly did you "install" Leopard on the iMac via FireWire? Why dud you nit just put the Leopard retail DVD into the iMac directly?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I can only guess that either the disk he has is a restore disk not a retail one (so this is technically against the EULA).
     

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