Problem installing leopard on powermac g4

kabeer

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Jul 23, 2010
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Okay, I have a power mac g4 sawtooth single CPU. I purchased a leopard install disk for the cheapest I could find without realising that it wasn't supported on this machine officially (I didn't get snow leopard because I knew that it only supported intel). So I inserted the disk (without modifying) and after booting to it got a kernel panic beginning with "the correct driver could not be found for this platform powermac 3,1". I then tried the open firmware hack many times and the same problem occured. I also tried the guide at (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=371302) many times even with putting in the kexts that the guide told me to if I was getting kernel panics but to no avail. I then managed to borrow my freinds intel mac and installed it to my guid partitioned 16 gb flash drive, I then cloned it to my APM partitioned other hard disk using superduper! and when booting got the same issue, I then put in the relevant kexts from the working tiger install but again to no avail
any advice is appreciated,
thanks
Kabeer
 

mrsir2009

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Sep 17, 2009
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I was afraid of that, the problem is that I spent money on the leopard install disk and as far as I am aware ios4 is not compatible with tiger
You could either keep it for any other Macs you may have, or you can sell it on eBay. You won't get that much back, but its better than nothing .

By the way, if you own a PPC macs, you might like to hang out in this forum.

Cheers!
 

kabeer

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Jul 23, 2010
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VanneDC

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Jun 5, 2010
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Leopard is supported by G4 867mhz and up, iam sure yours is supported, there are hacks out there that let you install leopard on a g3..

do a search
 

kabeer

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Jul 23, 2010
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Leopard is supported by G4 867mhz and up, iam sure yours is supported, there are hacks out there that let you install leopard on a g3..

do a search
thanks for your advice but I have already hacked the installer but to no avail
 

Hrududu

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Jul 25, 2008
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how well does leopard play with G4s anyway? Never tired it on a G4 before
Its actually not too shabby. I can see why Apple didn't want it on anything slower than 867MHz though. I've got it on a 667MHz Powerbook and my 500MHz Cube. They're both running it pretty well, but it can get slow at times especially on the Cube. It does fair on on the 1GHz iMac and eMac here at home too. It runs absolutely beautifully on my 1.5GHz Powerbook.