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10.4 to snow leopard on G5 powerpc

by Motive91 / June 8, 2011 4:56 AM PDT

right then, i've recently been given a G5 powerpc with 10.4.1 on it from a local university and aiming to install snow leopard onto it, will i run into any immediate problems? also as i got it from the university i don't know the authentication number, will it be impossible to install the software without this? sorry if these questions seem really obvious but i am a complete beginner with mac software.. input would be really appreciated
cheers
Jack

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Yep, one BIG immediate problem
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 8, 2011 6:18 AM PDT

Snow Leopard does not run on the G5 processor, it requires an Intel processor.

The highest you can go with the G5 is 10.5.x

did you "borrow" Snow Leopard from the uni or did you buy it?

If purchased, try to get your money back.

P

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Thankyou
by Motive91 / June 8, 2011 8:55 PM PDT

Thankyou for your help! luckily snow leopard hasnt arrived yet so i'll send it straight back.. this is all irrelevant now as the G5 mac won't even start now, an error message says that the proces cannot be found and it revvs up very high, i've decided i'll go and buy new one from apple, it's expensive but so much less hassle cheers!

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Good luck with the new one
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 8, 2011 9:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Thankyou

you'll be glad you got it

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cheers
by Motive91 / June 12, 2011 5:53 AM PDT

cheers Happy

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