Installing Leopard on Imac . . .

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shmelt, May 3, 2009.

  1. shmelt macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2007
    Hello! I've searched for some time now and haven't seem to come up with a solution. I'm trying to Install leopard on my Imac, but every time I run into the "Software cannot be installed on this computer" message. Here are my specs:

    Model Identifier: iMac4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B03
    SMC Version: 1.1f5

    I thought this would be sufficient for the installation, but I can't seem to find a solution. Is my Mac capable for the Leopard installation? And if not, what do I need to do to make it so? Thanks!

    EDIT: I forgot to mention - I'm using OEM Imac discs . . . would that make a difference?
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Are you using actual Leopard discs or Leopard discs that came with another computer? If they came with another computer you won't be able to.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Its capable but only with the retail version of Leopard. You can't use disks from another machine.

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