What is the latest OS I can install on bondi 4GB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alantauber, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. alantauber macrumors newbie

    alantauber

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    What is the latest OS I can install on iMac bondi blue 4GB HD. It is running 9.2 and I think I can get a 10 on there. It was built in 1998 so it is a tray loading bondi, not the later slot loading machine.
    Thanks for your help.
    Alan:)
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

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    I don't really know all too much about Apple hardware (well the computer side), but I horribly doubt Leopard can be installed because you'd need a DVD drive; Tiger, perhaps, because that could be exchanged for CDs rather than DVDs. But in the end I'm just throwing out ideas, I really don't know.
     
  3. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

    Chandler Adaway

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    I would say Panther.
    Just a quick google search.
    First thing that popped up. ;)
     
  4. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

    fleshman03

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    From looking it up on the web:
    Depends on the ram. Jaguar has a minimum requirement of 128mb and a 4gb hd. The old Rev A iMac should max out at 394mb. Rev B would handle some more. But I think Rev A is the tray loading one.

    Puma also has a 128 requirement.

    So it really comes down to RAM. (what do you have?)

    Some links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3

    OS X 10.0

    OS X 10.1
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I believe the max for that model is 384mb RAM according to wikipedia. Get that in there and Tiger will run fine. Even 256 will do.
     

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