4754[wpmac] Re: PPC and SS 1.1
- Feb 13, 2008--- In email@example.com, Gregory Sigman <sigman@...> wrote:
>It actually does work. I have a G4 that seems to have just enough oomph to run Leopard.
> >I haven't heard stories of people using Leopard and
> >then rebooting in 9.x. I thought I had heard that one
> >could do that in Leopard, but I haven't seen anything
> >about that after the early publicity. Sorry about all
> >the rumors in this.
> It's possible, but only if you're running one of the very limited
> number of machines that meet Apple's specs for Leopard while still
> being old enough to be OS 9 bootable. A handful of G4 models, in
> other words.
I'd installed Leopard on a separate partition on an external drive and was able to boot the
G4 from that just fine. (The drive's needed for something else so I couldn't keep it
attached to the G4.) I was still able to boot into Tiger or OS 9 from the hard drive on the
G4. (I can't install Leopard on the drive itself - not enough room left.) It actually was kind
of cool when I went to the start up drive panel to find something like a half-dozen
different systems I could have booted into! (because I'd backed up clones of the other
machines in our home network on separate partitions of that external drive.)
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