I have an eMac at present running (system panther) and when I try to install system leopard I get the message--- mac OS x cannot be installed on this computer I also was given Illustrator CS3 as a Christmas gift and get the same warning message------------- Please help me!
power pc G4 (2,1)
CPU speed 700mhz
Re: unable to upgrade to system leopard on my eMac
I don't know that you necessarily have to get rid of your computer. I have a G4 circa 2000 with 400 MHz processor. I run Tiger OS 10.4.1 and can run Illustrator CS on my machine.
It is not running at lightspeed mind you but it still works fine.
There may be some interim updates that you need before going to leopard... I would try talking to someone at an apple store or call tech support about it. Apple is really good about customer service.
Your eMac has to be "younger" than my tower G4 Gigabit Ethernet model so don't give up too soon. I don't think CS3 will use like 50% more resources compared to CS so your computer should be able to handle it.
Re: unable to upgrade to system leopard on my eMac
With software and computers changing constantly-I use older software for older macs. You will continuously run into problems dealing with new software and old computers. See if you can find older versions that still run great rather than the creative suite. Stick with earlier system software as well. Now days 640 for memory is not much because of the increase in software space use. You can also allocate memory to certain software you use most.
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Apple recommends that if you wish to go from 10.4 to 10.6 then you should purchase the 10.6 Box Set.
System Requirements to run Snow Leopard:
Mac computer with an Intel processor
1GB of memory
5GB of available disk space
DVD drive for installation
Snow Leopard Installation Instructions:
Just insert the DVD in the optical drive.
Restart your Mac while holding down the C key.
You will be guided through the installation procedure and be prompted at one point to choose which install option you want.
Once the Snow Leopard install is completed the Mac will restart itself.
You will probably be asked to register with Apple upon restart.
Enjoy Snow Leopard on your Mac!
Q: Can I upgrade directly from Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)?
A: Yes. Apple recommends purchasing the Mac Boxed Set for this
purpose, which will also update iLife (it is unknown at the time of this
writing whether older versions of iLife work with Snow Leopard) and
iWork. Also note that while it has been said that the $29 upgrade will
work with 10.4, it is not officially supported and may be in violation
of the licensing terms.
Q: What happened to the different install options? Can't I do an Archive & Install?
A: Apple has revamped the familiar installation options for Mac OS X.
You now have two choices, either a straight upgrade or a clean
install. Supposedly if you choose to do a straight upgrade, what
actually goes on behind the scenes is what was traditionally known as an
Archive & Install.
Q: Is there anything I can do to better prepare myself for the upgrade?
A: Yes. It is advisable to run a Verify/Repair Permissions and
Verify/Repair Disk in Disk Utility. You may also want to run the
maintenance tasks in Onyx. And finally, it would be wise to get your applications up to date using a program like AppFresh.
You should format the internal hard disk and install a clean and fresh version of Mac-OS anyways and create a new user-account. If there is no install-disc included, try calling Apple, tell them your eMac's serial number (All eMac's have their serial numbers printed inside the disc drive door), and ask them if they have any replacement install discs for your model of eMac. Check out the Apple eMac support page or the Apple eMac support forum for more informations.
That TV/combo unit does have a VGA port, so it should be detected as a standard monitor from the G5 at 1366x768 resolution. I'd definitely try to upgrade the G5 to Leopard if it isn't detecting - Leopard has far better monitor support than Panther or Tiger did...
It seems that more and more programs are cutting support for Panther (OS X 10.3). I would try to download Firefox and see if the website works. Firefox 3 isn't compatible with Panther, so you need to get Firefox 2 at:
Found a solution. We connected 8008 printer to imac running Tiger & we can now print via network on any of our emacs running Leopard. Not ideal but at least we can now use the printers. I would still love a dedicated driver to work direct but I suppose this will do for now.