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10.5: Install Leopard on an older Mac
Authored by: jcbeckman on Nov 08, '07 07:55:33AM

Why not just put the older Mac into FireWire Target Disk mode and use it as the external FW drive?



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10.5: Install Leopard on an older Mac
Authored by: JeffreyHL on Nov 08, '07 08:21:58AM

Well on my G4 that is a problem. The onboard firewire quit working a few years ago and the PCI firewire card drivers don't load in target mode. But yes that would be the preferred way, you are correct.




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10.5: Install Leopard on an older Mac
Authored by: mockingburt on Nov 29, '08 01:38:18PM

Just in case someone is still wondering if this is actually working: I've just installed Leopard successfully on a G4 800 MHz iBook (1.12 GB RAM).

I simply started it holding the T key in order to run it in FireWire target disk mode.
Then I installed Leopard from my G4 Dual 1.45 GHz PowerMac on the iBook's volume. It worked flawlessly.

After I restarted the iBook System Update also run without any troubles. 10.5.5 and all current updates are installed and the iBook is working like a charm.



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