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    cmariewill is offline Registered User
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    Upgrade to OS X 10.5 from OS X 10.4.11

    I have a Powerbook Power PC G4 (1.5) running
    10.4.11. I want to update to Leopard. I don't know
    how to find out if my machine is UFS formatted.
    I assume the update would have to be done by Mac
    technicians if it is?

    I also read something about speed affecting whether
    the G4 can run Leopard. Is that bus speed (Mine
    is currently 167 MHz) or CPU speed (mine is 1.5 GHz)?
    If it is bus speed, can it be increased enough?

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    Go to /Applications/Utilities, and open Disk Utility - it will show how your system is formatted.
    By default it should not be UFS but HFS+ case-insensitive.
    Your CPU is fast enough - and you'll want to have at least 1 GB RAM.
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    Plus when you get leopard do not use the standard upgrade path of installing. Use the Archive & Install way of initially installing Leopard. Trust me it will prevent a lot of upgrade headaches.

    Once Leopard is running do not open any programs yet. Just open you favorite browser and down load the 10.5.1 Update and update it. When it reboots download the 10.5.6 Combo Update and it will take you straight to the latest 10.5.6 version of Leopard. Be patient because there will be a big security update inside the combo that will reboot the Mac twice, this is normal. Once 10.5.6 is all done then use Software Update to get the remaining updates.

    Lastly get the free program AppFresh so it will find & point to all the program updates you applications will need to function in Leopard.

    Note: One word of warning is Application Enhancer hackies from Tiger broke the Leopard install. So junk all the Application Enhancer plugins before upgrading to Leopard.

    Good Luck.
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    help please

    Machine Name: iBook G4
    Machine Model: PowerBook6,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 800 MHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    Memory: 640 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.7.7f0
    Serial Number: UV35157EPGZ

    Hello, same as above, I wouldlike to upgrade to 10.5 at least ,
    tho do not know if it is possible with my specifications;
    and please bare in mind im an artist and not so clever with computers
    (good excuse) ,
    shell i do all of the things in post above?
    Thank you very very much who ever read this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueblueboo View Post
    Machine Name: iBook G4
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    CPU Speed: 800 MHz
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    Among the advertised system requirements for Leopard is a 867 MHz G4. Your 800 MHz G4 does not make the cut.

    What do you expect to gain by upgrading the OS on this machine?

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    i expect to use certain softwares that are unfortunately unavailable for my mac version, software that i use for example to drag n drop files from my phone ; like doubletwist, and such kind of things, but it may look like i should by new mac...

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    There is actually a way tot bypass it, but I wouldn't do it unless you really know what you are doing. This is the installer. (oh wait, unfortunately, the installer on MacUpdate has a bad link....)

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    so what do u say now??? im allready über confused

 

 
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