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Wouter's picture
Joined: 2019 May 26
Installing Leopard on a G4 PowerPC seems to hang

I am installing Leopard on a G4 PowerPC 1.25 GHz, using the Leopard.iso file (#32) that I downloaded. I double clicked on the Mac OS X icon and restarted the computer. The DVD is running for more than an hour and nothing happens. No language choice menu or anything else. How can I make it go forward again?


24bit's picture
Joined: 2010 Nov 19

Is it this machine you have got?

How do you fare trying to install MacOS 9.2.2 or OSX 10.3 from CDs (700MB)?
Does your Mac boot from a third party USB optical drive too?

How did you create the installer media?
IMGBurn for Windows always worked for me (Tiger and Leopard) installing on my T60 Intel CoreDuo.

MikeTomTom's picture
Joined: 2009 Dec 7

IMGBurn for Windows always worked for me (Tiger and Leopard)

I can only recall one instance where IMGBurn failed to create a bootable disc from a Mac iso image and that was for the 10.5.4 dual layer image (#31) on the PPC Mac OS X page. For this disc I could only use the Mac's Disk Utility app to get a bootable disc with this image. All of my previous burns resulted in discs that looked OK but would just hang, much like Wouter describes. He's trying disc #32 tho' and it may have different peculiarities... I was also able to write the image to an 8GB thumb drive and that was (as it turned out) a useful way to go and I was able to install from the USB thumb drive.

davisdelo's picture
Joined: 2016 Oct 31

Typically I find that when a machine doesn’t want to fully boot off of a disc it’s a bad burn or a faulty drive. If you can, be sure to verify your disc after burning. And to second 24bits advice, trying an alternate drive to boot from could be a good solution too if your internal drive is not working.