6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2014 7:58 PM by THINK DIFFERENT. -STEVE JOBS
THINK DIFFERENT. -STEVE JOBS Level 1 Level 1

     Hey forum, I was wondering if you can upgrade straight into Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leapard) from Mac OS 9.x.x? I have an iBook G4, Mac OS 9.0.x, 768MB RAM 1.22GHz PowerPC 40GB HDD with DVD-ROM early 2004 snow white edition. I want to know because if I can i'd be alot easier than going from OS to OS. You know? I have all the versions if I can't go for a straight shot but please! Feel free to comment! Thnx!


iBook, Mac OS 9.0.x, 768MB RAM 1.22GHz PowerPC 40GB HDD
Solved by Niel on Mar 27, 2014 7:51 PM Solved
After restarting from the DVD, either use the Disk Utility to erase the internal drive or specify an Erase & Install when choosing the installation type. (103603)
Reply by THINK DIFFERENT. -STEVE JOBS on Mar 27, 2014 7:40 PM Helpful
     Okay, so answer me this... Can I wipe the iBook G4 OS? Reason being, it has Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leapard) but wont get past the blue screen right before it shows a window saying: Starting Mac OS X and the loader underneath. but it's stuck in boot at a blue screen right before that. So, is there a system image file messed up? I was kinda screwing around with the Core System files exactly before this started. Thnx!
Reply by Niel on Mar 27, 2014 7:32 PM Helpful
While it's possible to upgrade directly, no iBook is capable of booting both versions; only the G3s can boot any version of Mac OS 9, and all of those are incapable of running Mac OS X 10.5. (103600)

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