Processor: 700 MHz native PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor Operating system: Mac OS X Version 10.2.8; Mac OS X Version 10.3; Mac OS X Version 10.4.1.
Apple reports that MacOS X 10.5 'Leopard' requires a Mac with an 867 MHz PowerPC G4 (or faster) processor, 512 MB of RAM, 9 GB of available hard drive space, and a DVD drive. Consequently, Apple officially supports MacOS X 10.5 'Leopard' on the following Power Mac G4 models: Power Mac G4 867 (Quicksilver) Power Mac G4 933 (QS 2002) Power Mac G4. Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS X's Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. System Requirements: 1.4.5: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard — 1.3.10: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
0 - THANK YOU to all who came before on this hint/thread/comment... i am just standing on top of the giants before and adding my little comments for others...
- 10.5: Install 10.5 on an unsupported PowerPC iMac Dec 22, '07 10:30:00AM. Contributed by: winddog There are two parts to this solution; the first part covers installing Leopard on an unsupported 700mhz G4 iMac, and the second part fixes the sleep issues with the graphics drivers.
- What is Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger for PPC? This is the retail DVD version of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger for Macs using the PowerPC architecture. (Will not work on Intel Macs). Download Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger for PPC for Mac.
1 - i could not make a windows-keyboard work... in particular, my imac (g5) would 'ask' about it when powering up by having me press the key 'just inside of shift key' on each side... thus, i was never able to make the keyboard-combo work correctly... if you cannot get into open-firmware, then try getting a normal MAC-keyboard...
2 - i was having all sorts of problems trying to get the correct device to use for the 'dir' command... i could see the tree of information, but could never make a working 'devalias' for myself... two clues:
Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard Powerbook G4 Downloadb - i noticed in one of the later-comments someone had tried just typing the word 'devalias' without anything else... when i typed that, i got a nice long list of predefined aliases... in particular, i could see one called 'first-boot' that looked like it should access my working tiger-hdd internally... also, if i just typed 'boot' it would do what youd expect [boot from the first-boot device, which is the current internal hdd]...
3 - i was finally able to get things working better by doing/trying the following (details removed for hopeful-clarity):
4 - once i got my magic incantation correct, it took prolly an hour to get thru the first-boot - but eventually i got the great happy-mac sound from the other room... hopefully you will be able to too... :)