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Can this be done? - Reinstalling Leopard (10.5) from Time Machine, using 10.6 disk
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brapper
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Dec 30, 2009, 11:27 AM
 
Long time no talk - hope all's well in the MacNN world.

Here's what's up: My Powerbook G4 (used as a media server attached to my home theater) has decided it doesn't want to boot - stuck at the grey Apple logo and eventually turns itself off.

Had the same issue awhile back (terrible luck lately) with my MacBook Pro and an erase and reinstall saved it, so that's what I'd like to do this time.

HOWEVER, I can't find my Leopard discs anywhere - only my retail Snow Leopard disks.

1. Would I even be able to boot off that disk on a G4?
2. If so, could I then use my backups and the Restore from Time Machine feature?

Any other helpful ideas?

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Dec 30, 2009, 11:39 AM
 
1. No. SL is Intel only.
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brapper  (op)
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Dec 30, 2009, 11:59 AM
 
Feared as much...
     
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Dec 30, 2009, 12:17 PM
 
Btw, #2 would have been possible if #1 was.
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Dec 30, 2009, 02:53 PM
 
FW target disk mode. If you can get your MacBookPro to recognize the TM archive, then it should be easy to restore the PowerBook to desired past state.
     
   
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