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Okay to run Leopard 10.5.4 on new 2010 Mac Mini?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:28 am    Post subject: Okay to run Leopard 10.5.4 on new 2010 Mac Mini? Reply with quote

Hey Everyone,

Just joined the forum!

Not sure if this belongs here.... Anyway.....

I've been a mac user for over a year and I'm considering a new Mac Mini as an addition to my other two Macs, laptop & desktop, and my concern is this.....

Can I remove Snow Leopard 10.6 on a new Mac Mini and install Leopard 10.5 instead?

If so, would it run okay and be stable?

Thanks So Much!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see why not.

Provided your Tiger disk is a Intel one.

Why not give it a try.

Its unlikely you'll do any harm.

Worst that will happen is that you will have to reinstall SL.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Aquafire... I would be installing Leopard not Tiger.

I do know that it would not hurt the system and that I could always reinstall Snow Leopard, but I need it to specifically run Leopard due to a specific version of software that will not ever be compatible with Snow Leopard because it has been changed for Snow Leopard.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got me curious...
I have a new, the current model mini, and I just tried, and booted successfully from an external drive with leopard on it.
Absolutely no problems at all, so if I wanted to clone this drive back to my mini's internal it would run without a hitch.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saxman wrote:
Thanks Aquafire... I would be installing Leopard not Tiger.



Sorry about that chief. Wink

I am becoming more dyslexic by the minute..

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do know that you can't install 10.5.0 directly to the current Mac minis due to lack of hardware support, but it will run off 10.5.8. I don't know about 10.5.4 specifically. See my tip on how to install it here:
http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25922
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to correct my earlier post.
After playing with my new mini and Leopard 10.5, I did find although it boots and appears to run find there are some glitches which would render the combination as unsuitable.
When I tried to run "Activity Monitor" I received an error "cannot run this application - hardware unsupported", there are probably more problems so I dropped the experiment.
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