Leopard install failed on my g5???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dombe, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. dombe macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2007
    Hi all, hope you are well.

    Recently bought a new imac 2.8 24".......love it.

    I tried installing leopard onto my g5 powermac with the original copy i got with my imac, but half way through installing i get the message "Install failed. Mac OSX could not be installed on your computer. The source media you are installing from is damaged. Try installing from a different copy of the source media....ETC ETC"

    Any ideas, obviously the disc is fine as it is an original and worked fine updating my imac?

    A friend reckons there is a firmware update for the g5 which might make a difference.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    The Leopard installer that came with your iMac will only work in iMacs. Besides, trying to install Leopard from 1 computer onto another computer is a violation of the End User License Agreement (Mac OS X Software License Agreement), and may be subject to penalty.

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