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Why Multiple Kernel "issues" w/G4 iMac/Tiger?

3080 Views 112 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2012 1:01 PM by este.el.paz RSS
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    Not that I recommend it, but...

     

    Leopard requirements/10.5.x...

     

        *  Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor

     

    minimum system requirements

     

        * 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

    Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.

    Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=mac+os+x+leopard+retail+10.5

     

    There are workarounds if the 867MHz CPU is the only hangup...

     

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/leopardassist/

     

    http://lowendmac.com/osx/leopard/unsupported.html

  • Neville Hillyer Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    You could use the latest SeaMonkey on Leopard although it might be slower than Safari:

     

    http://links.zero.eu.org/seamonkey/

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:37 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    I found Sea Monkey quite fast, but only tried it in 10.5.8.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 8:00 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    The link I gave for SM is to my page about a special build for Leopard on PPC - updated several times a month. Better than Ten FourFox. I now use 'Private Data' to clear everything except Browsing History, Cookies and Saved Passwords when I shut down at the end of each day - faster shutdown and faster browsing the following day.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to este.el.paz)

    Leopard will be OK with 1 GB of RAM but my Leopard installer DVD is double layer and I doubt that your iMac has a double layer DVD reader. There are several workarounds.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    There is no point in using SM unless you have Leopard and hence the latest SM.

     

    The loop test at the following may help you find hardware problems:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20172884

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    Try changing RAM - perhaps remove some.

     

    Have you added anything which makes it run hotter than the original?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    I much prefer AJ, but unless Onyx is the cause of the problem, I don't think it'll help determine the cause.

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