4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2012 8:37 AM by John Galt
Ibookg4osx10.4.11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello, I just got a ibook g4 as my entry into the world of apple and i want to put os x 10.5.8 on it. i have downloaded it from the apple website and it tells me i need os x 10.5 to run the software what should i do?


iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: iBook g4
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,055 points)

    Purchase a Mac OS X 10.5 DVD from a source such as Amazon or eBay. If you use Classic applications, put 10.5 on a different partition or a FireWire drive.

     

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  • 2. Re: iBook g4
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,390 points)

    You have to buy Leopard on disc. Apple no longer sells it and is not available to download from any legitimate source.

     

    Ibookg4osx10.4.11 wrote:

     

    ... i have downloaded it from the apple website and it tells me i need os x 10.5 to run the software

     

     

    You downloaded an update, not the operating system. As the installer dialog indicated, a previously installed Mac OS X 10.5 must be present to update it to 10.5.8.

     

    Check Amazon or other software vendor.

  • 3. Re: iBook g4
    Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Hello and Welcome to the Support Community

     

    Mac OS X 10.5.8 is an update to Mac OS X 10.5. Treat this like a service pack like SP3 for Windows.

    You can't apply a service pack to Windows, without Windows being installed.

    You may Have Mac OS X 10.4 installed currently. In order for you to run 10.5.8 you need to install  Mac OS x 10.5.

     

    This can't be downloaded for free, you have to by it on DVD and install it.

    It's called Mac OS X 10.5 leopard.

    You can buy it from venders like Amazon or eBay. It's not cheap to buy

  • 4. Re: iBook g4
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,390 points)

    Ibookg4osx10.4.11 wrote:

     

    Hello, I just got a ibook g4 as my entry into the world of apple ...

     

    Realistically, an iBook G4 hardly qualifies as such. It is ages old, a lifetime ago in computer terms. You will not be able to accomplish half of what most people have expected of their computers since then.