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Macintosh Server software 10.5 (Leopard)

Released: October 26, 2007

This is the very first release of Leopard Server. As the retail consumer version, this software contains BootCamp in his final primary version. The original disc has also a Win partition for it.

Languages supported by this software: English, French, German and Japanese.

Excerpt from Wikipedia: Leopard Server includes FreeRADIUS for network authentication. It ships with support for wireless access stations however can be modified into a fully functioning FreeRADIUS server.

This software requires a serial number to work properly:


See also: Mac OS X Server Rhapsody (Developer Release), Mac OS X Server 10.0, Mac OS X Server 10.1, Mac OS X Server 10.2, Mac OS X Server 10.3, Mac OS X Server 10.4, Mac OS X Server 10.6

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac)

An Intel or a PowerPC G5 or a G4 (867 MHz at least) processor
At least 1 GB of RAM
At least 20 GB of disk space available


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by MacTheppc - 2020, October 15 - 3:44pm

Can anyone make a mod so it can run offline at all times? Then if you had Parallels and a computer without internet you could use it. (a cool name - MacPModServer

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by coxime - 2020, August 30 - 5:56am

Thank you MikeTomTom,
We went with installing Mac OS X Server 10.5 from the thumb drive into a Intel Mac Mini. And then set up an netinstall image. Using an airport Extreme to get DHCP we were able to netboot into the installer and got Server Running on the PowerMac G4 MDD.
The video is very useful as well. I appreciate your efforts.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 24 - 1:12am

Power Mac G4 MDD is not recognizing the usb drive. It won’t boot from it.

Are you able to test the thumb drive on any other G4 to see if it boots up?

Some (but not all) G4 Mac's are able to boot from USB thumb drives. For example my G4 Quicksilver can boot from a USB thumb drive, but my iBook G4 cannot. I don't know about G4 MDD's.

But for those models that cannot, it is possible to boot up via USB, if you go down the Open Firmware route.

Here's a YouTube example of getting Leopard onto a PowerBook G4 via Open Firmware & a USB thumb drive:
Install OSX 10.5 Leopard on Powerbook G4 (a1138) with a USB drive! WITH 10.5 LEOPARD IMAGE

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by coxime - 2020, August 23 - 11:22pm

I’m having a problem with this OS. I burned the DMG to a dual layer DVD and I made a USB Bootable thumb drive with it. The problem is that the Power Mac G4 MDD is not recognizing the usb drive. It won’t boot from it. When using the disc. The G4 displays the Apple logo and just stays there. Is there any steps or solutions I’m unaware of?

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by alex78 - 2019, November 2 - 7:55pm

After updates it asks me for a root's password which I don't know..

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by alex78 - 2019, November 2 - 7:50pm

Hello, do you know the robot's password to install or modify some installed software? Thanks

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by Franky233 - 2019, September 4 - 6:43pm

I know that someone here has a more recent version at least, but I don't know which one. If it matches your request, it would be useful to have it for anyone...

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by tinet - 2019, September 4 - 3:30pm

Is There an Universal 10.5.6 or newer version for the Leopard Server?
I'd like to install on my MacBook Pro (Late 2008) and the software versions i have isn't supported (there are older than 10.5.5).

Any clues?


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by Jatoba - 2019, March 31 - 9:33pm

So, I tried using Software Update on Panther (Server), and it would say there are no updates even when I wasn't using the most updated version, so yeah, it indeed has become a problem. You can still find and download the files manually from Apple's Support page, though.

I half suspect the reason it fails now is because Apple likely requires a more updated version of TLS to navigate in that page than they did before, and Panther doesn't support it? In any case, the danger is very real, as we all knew. Sad

Edit: Both Panther Client & Server are affected. I tested Tiger again, and it still works as of now, but who knows for how long.

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by Jatoba - 2019, March 6 - 3:49am

Last week, I updated Tiger with patches directly from Apple via Software Update just fine, like normal. However I did so with the Client version, but I'd be surprised if they aren't also still available for Server. But regardless, good move on making the patches available here! Because indeed, we do not know when Apple will pull the plug on these files: it can happen at any moment now. We had best do that for every PowerPC Mac OS X update file...

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by MacTouch - 2018, September 13 - 4:13pm

Thanks. I've not noticed that Tiger updates disappear from Apple's servers, even if, yes, they are leaving out a lot of things...

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by Duality - 2018, September 13 - 6:05am

Added a zip of patches available that maps closely to what you'll find from Software Update.

Figured it was good to have them archived before Apple takes down the patches from their servers, much like they did recently for Tiger.

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by MacTouch - 2018, March 14 - 5:30pm

Hi Milos,

Happy to know that it works well for u. The original file is about 7,85 GB, as I am the uploader for this. If u want avoid burn it on a DVD, u can try to copy with Apple Disk Utility or CCC or another utility. Just use an external drive or a 8 GB stick. I hope this will work also for u... Wink

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by MilostheSub - 2018, March 14 - 4:30pm

Thank you, The Unarchiver worked, now just need to find something each of these will fit on to install with, don't really want to go buy a load of dual layer DVDs if I can avoid it. Smile

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by 24bit - 2018, March 14 - 11:09am

Hi Milos,
the files are zip segments that need to be joined again for inflating them.
The Unarchiver does that perfectly, the build hosted here should work with 10.3.9 or higher.
Navigate to the fourth tab "Utilities" for The Unarchiver, please.
7ZX may be an option too and you always can join and inflate the downloads on a Windows PC with 7Zip.

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by MilostheSub - 2018, March 14 - 10:22am

I wonder if someone could help me with these files. I thought it would be interesting to put a copy on my g5 to see what I could do with it. I've downloaded the files but they didn't seem to be zip files as there is a number on the end of each one, so I removed the numbers and I was able to extract them but when I try to mount one it fails and says it's not recognised. I am probably doing something stupid here, any recommendations would be great.

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by MacTouch - 2017, November 11 - 1:45pm

I'm happy to have uploading it now. Smile And that's looking great on your screenshot. I have installed it before on my MacBook, but, it freeze at the window login as I beginning to use the trackpad or when typing text. I have booted in Safe Mode without this problem. So, I suspect that a kernel "kext" or extension is causing that, but this software has not been made for laptops for sure. But I'm gonna search what is the culprit of this issue later on...

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by 24bit - 2017, November 10 - 3:01pm

Thanks again for sharing this huge cdr!
I´m installing the OS in VMWare as I´m typing.
10.5 Server is a real great addition, if alone for the ability to write HFS from userland - e.g. to a floppy drive connected via USB.

For now, it does not seem needed to me, adding a ready made virtual machine.
Its only twenty minutes to set it up from cdr. Smile


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by MacTouch - 2017, November 7 - 4:33pm

YW. Ten parts have been created. So, there is one or two remaining now. Not so difficult for me when the bandwidth works well. Wink

No problem for your addition. Obsolete for Leopard in a virtual machine inside ?

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by 24bit - 2017, November 6 - 4:37pm

Thanks for going through this gruesome task, MacTouch!
How many chunks did you create?

Once you are through with uploading, I might be adding a ready made VMWare instance to the page.
The VMWare thing may be obsolete though, as it will be easy enough to set up from scratch.

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by MacTouch - 2017, November 4 - 12:29am

Indeed, I have corrected that... Thanks. Smile

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by semvalidade2006 - 2017, November 3 - 7:55am

I think the correct SN is XSVR-105-000-R-LN7-HGS-DPD-H24-8DH-LGQ-3

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by MacTouch - 2017, November 1 - 12:20am

I have to manage space on my disc before creating split files of this "monster" Smile & uploading them here. This will take a while...