Upgrading G4 to OSX

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by memt, May 26, 2007.

  1. memt macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i really need help on this one.

    Basically i have a Core Duo iMac 20" and i have just been given a Power Mac G4 running OS 9.2.2. Is it possible to use the iMac OSX CDs that came with my iMac to update the G4 from OS 9.2.2 to OSX?

    If not, how do i go about doing this?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    No, you need to buy a retail version of OS X. For an older machine I'd recommend Panther, you can buy it cheap on ebay.
     
  3. theISHkid macrumors regular

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  4. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    The intel disks also won't work on a G4.
     
  5. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    All retail versions of OS X are PPC.
     
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  8. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    I know that, I was talking about the disks from the iMac.
     
  9. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    eek. i wouldn't get jaguar. panther sucked, at least for me and my G4. Tiger runs about the same speed as Jaguar when you have at least 256 MB of RAM and alot faster when you have >512MB
     

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