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Leopard won't install

I have a G4 Digital Audio.  Several years ago upgrade my CPU to 1.8 from Giga Designs.  I am now unable to load Leopard disk - purchased from the Apple Store.  Disk is fine since it loaded flawlessly onto my G4 iBook. 
I am running 1.5 gs of RAM and have 90 gs of space on my hard drive.
I have been unable to find a patch which would allow the Leopard disk to recognize that my CPU IS 1.8 
Thanks in advance.  Fred

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  • Loteck May 11, 2010

    Do you mean it will not boot or it will not install?

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Found this on the net:
http://www.brad-x.com/2007/10/27/howto-leopard-install-with-giga-designs-g4-upgrade/

Those upgrade cards always have given me a problem with migrating to Leopard. If you can upgrade to a used G5 or even Intel basd mac you might be more happier with less hassle.

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