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I own a PowerBook G4 A with mb of ram and 1. I have seen videos on youtube of people turning their ibook g4 and imac g4 into machines running from Yosemite to Sierra.


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Your Mac uses the PowerPC processor. Yosemite and Sierra require an Intel x64 compatible processor. So a software modification not practically possible. I can not directly answer the question regarding whether a hardware modification can be made. Although, I can say that usually such modifications require reusing the existing logical board, RAM and peripherals. Furthermore the video will not support the higher resolutions required by Yosemite and Sierra.

If you want to choose a current operating system, try Ubuntu Lubuntu or some other linux distro. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question.

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JavaScript is disabled. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Status Not open for further replies. Previous Next Sort by votes. Dec 12, 8 0 10, 1. I recently purchased an ibook g4 laptop with OS x 4 installed But when realized it was no longer supported I tried Ubuntu I would appreciate any sugestions. CaedenV Splendid.

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Jun 14, 4, 0 23, OSX is a tricky thing. Firstly, you need to have at least 1GB of ram in the system, preferably 2GB Sometimes this EFI information needs to be edited in order to allow older low-end macs to run the newer OSs. I am not sure if this would be the case for your mac, and I am certainly unsure how to go about it.

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I have only heard about it being a problem by my mac friends, especially on older G3 and G4 systems. Sorry this may not be a lot of help, but maybe it will be able to point you in the right direction.

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CaedenV :. Question: Would it make a difference wether the disk I use is retail or a restore disk from anouther laptop? The Os X disk I tried Was the restore disk for anouther laptop so I ordered the retail verstion of ebay. When it arrives I'll try it.


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Ijack Splendid. Jul 30, 7, 0 29, You are wrong. OS X disks supplied with computers are specific to the model and won't work on other models. You either need the exact disk set or a retail disk. Personally, I wouldn't bother with I reverted my Mac Mini back to Ijack :.