Upgrading G5 to 10.4...?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hessdesigns, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. hessdesigns macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Here's a question for y'all... Is this possible (and legal?):

    *I have a Mac Pro running 10.4 and a G5 running 10.3.
    *When Leopard comes out, can I upgrade the Mac Pro to Leopard and then use the 10.4 disks to upgrade the G5 to 10.4?

    Again, is this legal, and if it is, will the 10.4 disk (obviously made for the Intel Mac Pro) work with the PPC G5? Thanks for your help!
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    No... sadly. If you had two PPC macs, and you had a retail Tiger box, yes, you could do it, but even strictly in the PPC or Intel world, the system restore DVDs only work for the model and generation they were designed for. So even the discs from another G5 (say, an iMac G5 disc taken over to a PowerMac G5) would refuse to install on yours.
  3. hessdesigns thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2006
    That's kinda what I thought... Thanks for your help!
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    You could buy the family pack for $199 and use that on both.
  5. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    If you wanna upgrade the G5 now to Tiger, if you look in the Marketplace or on eBay, you can normally find Tiger going for around 50-60 bucks.

    When Leopard comes out, buy the Family Pack, install it on both, deinstalling Tiger on the G5, and you can turn around and sell it again for 40-50.

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