Leopard disc w/ new MacPro usable on Powerbook?

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  1. zdobson macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a MacPro and I'm trying to use the OS X install disc to load Leopard on my PowerBook G4 (1.25GHz, 1GBRAM), but it's not working. It goes through the process until the startup screen, then says I can't load it on this computer. It doesn't say why, though.

    Is there anything I can do to get this to work? Is the disc that comes with the Mac Pro different than the disc that comes with Leopard in the box?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    nope its machine specific

    dont pirate software
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Disc that come with machines are machine specific. You are also breaking the ULA if you install it on another machine. Just buy another copy.
     
  4. zdobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wasn't there a time when if you owned two computers, you could install software on both of your computers with one license? It's not like I'm taking someone else's system disc.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Not with Apple.

    Actually that's a lie. Mac OS was at one time free IIRC.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  7. zdobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is that link?
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Apple offers older copies of Mac OS for free download to install on older Macs.
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I think OS 7 is the latest entire OS they offer for free, the others are updates only.


    EDIT: OS 7.5 is the most recent.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    System 7.6.1 is the latest full copy available.
     
  11. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Also, it isn't even possible. The disk that comes with your Mac Pro is Intel only while your PowerBook is PPC. There is no way you can get the Leopard for your Mac Pro onto the PowerBook.
     
  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Well done Sir.
    You spotted my deliberate mistake by not mentioning that. :)
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Then again my PowerPC Leopard image is made from an Intel Mac mini.

    It gets messy since we're talking about a machine specific installer but Leopard is supposed to be Universal.
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    when will os 8 and/or os 9 become free. i lost the original restore discs from my imac g3 which is currenlty running tiger. i kinda want to see the speed of os 9 again on the machine
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I have a spare orange CD from an iMac if you want it.
     
  16. iamcheerful macrumors 6502

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    it IS possible

    Legalities aside and I know this is an old thread ...
    ... but I would like to share that, in short, it IS possible.

    p.s. You may like to know that I was kinda surprised it worked too. Early Mac Pro 2008 & 12" PowerBook 867MHz, 60GB, 640MB. Core Image is only software driven. The Mac Pro shipped with 10.5.2. Other details will be provided upon request.
     

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