installing snow leopard on g5 hard drive in a 3.06 Ghz intel

Discussion in 'macOS' started by inps45, May 5, 2011.

  1. inps45 macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    I used to have an iMac g5, and eventually the computer just broke but the menders put my old g5 hard drive into the new 3.06 Ghz intel core duo.
    The computer has the 4gb 800 mhz ddr2 sdram memory

    I was wondering if there was any way the new intel computer would allow me to install snow leopard on my system?

  2. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

    Old Muley

    Jan 6, 2009
    Titletown USA
    So the old hard drive out of your G5 was installed on your new iMac? You should have no problem installing Snow Leopard on this drive.
  3. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2011
    There should be no reason why you couldn't install Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) on your new iMac.

    What you'll need to do to make it work is format the disk using the "GUID Partition Scheme". To do this, boot your iMac using the Mac OS X 10.6 Install DVD by placing the disc in your computers optical drive, then restart your Mac and immediately hold down the "C" key.

    Once your Mac has booted from the disc you'll be prompted to choose a language. Proceed to do so, then click on Utilities, and from the drop down menu that appears choose "Disk Utility".

    In the Disk Utility window, select the disk you wish to re-partition (which will be displayed as the size and drive type, not the volume name which is typically "Macintosh HD"). Click the Partition tab, and select the number of partitions you wish to create. Now click on the Options button, and choose "GUID Partition Scheme", then click on OK. Now click on the Partition button to begin the partitioning process, which only takes a few minutes.

    (For more information on partitioning your hard disk, please see

    You can now proceed to quit Disk Utility and follow through with installing Mac OS X 10.6.

    For more information on how to install Mac OS X 10.6, please see and

    Hope that helps and have a great day! :)
  4. inps45 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    O great thanks guys, I'll give it a try. Although all the stuff about partitioning sounds complicated! What does that actually mean/do?

  5. inps45 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    Hiya, I just had a read of the attached info on partitioning the hard drive. Is there any way that it can be done without wiping my hard drive? I've been using the computer with leopard for a while so there's quite a lot on the disk already. Thanks

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