View Full Version : Get to boot menu on XServe G5

Jun 11, 2011, 07:44 AM
I have an XServe G5 that I am trying to fresh install 10.5 server on remotely. The problem is I can't get to the boot menu to choose a different startup disk. To top things off, I accidentally put it in network startup mode, and don't know how to get it out. I have tried holding ALT on my keyboard (Windows) at different times during the startup, but no matter what I do I can't seem to get it to take me to the boot menu. When do I hold ALT? What am I doing wrong?

Jun 12, 2011, 06:45 AM
ypu need to press it as soon as you power it on, also if it is a windows keyboard you might need to press the windows key, not ALT

Jun 12, 2011, 11:31 AM
Nope...didn't work. It's almost as if it won't respond to the keyboard.

Jun 12, 2011, 02:56 PM
What do you exactly do to install OS remotely?

If you have another Mac, you can install OS on this Xserve using target disk mode.

Jun 13, 2011, 06:25 AM
The problem is I can't get the XServe into target disk mode though.

Jun 13, 2011, 10:40 AM
The problem is I can't get the XServe into target disk mode though.
try pressing the cuda button, it's possible it's a hardware problem, or it just dose not like the keyboard, do you have a mac one?

Jun 16, 2011, 06:18 PM
You have to use the buttons on the XServe's front panel. Check a copy of the manual from Apple's site.