I am about to upgrage my PowerPC Mac desktop G5 from 10.4.11 to 10.5.
I have read several times that I must "back up my data twice, dismount and disconnect all but the Apple Keyboard and mouse and If there is an external display, that too. And just before you install repair permissions."
I assume this means copy everything on my main internal HD onto my external HD, shut down my computer and unplug everything such as my scanner, printer, sound system, WiFi router, and my external HD. Reboot with just my mouse and keyboard attached.
However I have three questions.
1. Is my one and only 21.5" Dell monitor an external display? Don't see how I could install anything without a monitor.
2. My mouse is an Apple usb mouse, but my keyboard is a Macally usb keyboard. Will the non-Apple brand keyboard be a problem?
3. What does this mean - "And just before you install repair permissions." ?? Do I need to repair my HD permissions at some point in the upgrade? I have never had to do any permissions repairs in the past for any OS upgrades.
Thanks for any clearer explainations.
PowerPC Mac Desktop G5 running OS 10.4.11
5.5 Gb of ram