Upgrading from panther to Leopard

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hierik, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. hierik macrumors member

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    Hey Guys

    So, my macbook pro just broke down. And all I'm left with is a Powerbook G4, that I borrowed. So I wanna upgrade the operating system on it but there are some things that I can't seem to figure out.

    Can I go directly from panther to Leopard ? My powerbook meets the req.

    Also, I have the install discs that came with my macbook pro. Any chance I can use them to install leopard on my Powerbook? When my powerbook is turned it just spits out the first CD ( which I think contain leopard) but what if I do a completely clean install? Will that change anything?

    Hope you can help.
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    You'll need a retail Leopard..
    I personally wouldn't do it though..
     
  3. hierik thread starter macrumors member

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  4. MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502

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    The discs that came with your macbook will NOT work with your powerbook the discs are the intel version and your powerbook has a PowerPc CPU so you will need a retal leopard disc. leopard runs fine on my Powerbook G4 12in 1.5Ghz with 768mb ram :)

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    "Can I go directly from panther to Leopard"

    Yes, as long as you have a full retal version of leopard :)
     
  5. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    my Powerbook runs OK on leopard, but I have a thread in here somewhere asking about flash..

    There is more info on that thread..

    But for day to day..it's pretty ok..
     
  6. DrakkenWar macrumors 6502

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    Cannot agree more!

    Leopard, no matter how you try to cut it on that laptop will be SLOW! For most everyday tasks. I know 10.4.11 is getting a bit long in the tooth, however update all the way, grab a copy of TenFourFox and Camino and MacTubes if you want youtube content and what not.

    I think you will be surprised at how speedy and useful that lil mac will be for ya.

    ~Drake
     
  7. MacSince1990 macrumors 65816

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    If this is a borrowed computer (e.g. not yours), shouldn't you *not* change anything?
     

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