Hello, sorry to report, no G4 or even G5 can go to 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5.8 is the highest it'll evr go...
* 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...
Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...
* Mac computer with an Intel processor
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installation system requirements
Look on eBay or Google the installer part numbers to possibly find at an on-line store. Here's what to look for:
MB427Z/A Leopard 10.5.1 install DVD
MB576Z/A Leopard 10.5.4 install DVD
MB021Z/A Leopard 10.5.6 install DVD (single user)
MB022Z/A Leopard 10.5.6 install DVD (5-user family pack)
Installing Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Installation and Setup Guide
After you install the base 10.5, download & install the 10.5.8 combo update at http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_5_8_Combo_Update
The DVD should look like this
Caution - Leopard does not support classic mode. So, if you currently open OS 9 apps in classic mode, you won't be able to do this if you upgrade to Leopard.
I'm in a similar situation and looking to purchase an install dvd for leopard 10.5.1. Anyone know if model number MB432ZM/A will also work, or is this some kind of cpu drop, computer specific, or intel only version? I'm suspicious because I found it very cheap but everything on ebay is$50+. Thanks!
Does anyone know how I can run Classic 9 apps on a later OS, 10.6?
I have all of my financial records on Quicken 98 on my PowerPC G5 running Tiger.
I finally need to upgrade my OS to be able to upgrade other software, etc., etc.
I always get into deep trouble with change..
Any help would be greatly appreciated.