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qwea44
Jun 29, 2011, 06:36 AM
hi all,

i have bought a new g5, with firmware 10.4.11 on it
so i wanted to upgrade this PPC to leopard, so what i have did was,
copy all the stuff from the leopard install cd and putted it on my hdd (I know it was stupid)
so after that i rebooted my g5 and it is stuck on the apple logo
i only have a pc with windows 7 and ubuntu, and i have a firewire, so maybe that could help it, please help me, and im new at forums.


cheers



simsaladimbamba
Jun 29, 2011, 06:41 AM
Can't you boot from the Leopard DVD?
Btw, PPC Macs can't easily boot from USB devices, you need Firewire to boot from an external device.

Have you tried any of these steps?

Mac doesn't boot (http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_doesn't_boot)

Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck (http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1417)

Troubleshooting: My computer won't turn on (http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1367)

A flashing question mark appears when you start your Mac (http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1440)

qwea44
Jun 30, 2011, 04:37 PM
hey, thanks for your reply :D

well how can i boot then from a dvd?
and can i use my friends mac for a external hdd via firewire?

thx

simsaladimbamba
Jun 30, 2011, 04:40 PM
hey, thanks for your reply :D

well how can i boot then from a dvd?
By inserting the DVD, starting the Mac and holding down the "C" key or the OPTION/Alt key.

and can i use my friends mac for a external hdd via firewire?
For what again?

qwea44
Jun 30, 2011, 04:50 PM
i've just tried it, but nothing comes op or something when i hold the c or option/alt key, btw i don't have a official mac keyboard, is that a problem?

thx

cocacolakid
Jun 30, 2011, 04:52 PM
i've just tried it, but nothing comes op or something when i hold the c or option/alt key, btw i don't have a official mac keyboard, is that a problem?

thx


Are you using a wireless keyboard? Use a USB keyboard. Hold down the C or Option/Alt key after the boot chime and keep holding it until the grey screen shows up offering you the choice of booting from the hard drive or DVD.

simsaladimbamba
Jun 30, 2011, 04:54 PM
i've just tried it, but nothing comes op or something when i hold the c or option/alt key, btw i don't have a official mac keyboard, is that a problem?

thx

No.

What version of Leopard is it? Is the DVD grey or coloured?

qwea44
Jun 30, 2011, 05:06 PM
@cocacolakid

I'm using a usb keyboard and still there's nothing
but i had problems with the keyboard already before the problem
so is it the keyboard or not?

thx

@simsaladimbamba

i'ts the original leopard, and it's grey

thx

simsaladimbamba
Jun 30, 2011, 05:11 PM
@cocacolakid

I'm using a usb keyboard and still there's nothing
but i had problems with the keyboard already before the problem
so is it the keyboard or not?

thx

@simsaladimbamba

i'ts the original leopard, and it's grey

thx

Since Leopard has been released in 2007 and Power Macs were last sold in 2005/6 from Apple, you got a Leopard version that is machine specific and will not work with a PPC Mac or any other Mac, unless the exact model it came with.
You NEED to get a RETAIL version of Leopard if you want to run Leopard.
Check eBay or CL, but know, that Leopard still goes for around 100 USD.

qwea44
Jun 30, 2011, 05:27 PM
ahaa, ok thanks for the information, but is'nt there another way to get the retail like copying it or download it free?

simsaladimbamba
Jun 30, 2011, 05:28 PM
ahaa, ok thanks for the information, but is'nt there another way to get the retail like copying it or download it free?

No and maybe, but that we can't discuss.
Warez/Serials/Keys.
Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation. Do not ask for or give such help.

from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do

qwea44
Jun 30, 2011, 05:35 PM
oh well i'm sorry i didn't know that i'm new to forums

but then i have no choice; I'm going to order a retail now on ebay :D

thanx for all the help and all the information, i will post a thread when i have the retail and still having problems

cheers

qwea44
Aug 9, 2011, 07:12 PM
GUYS HERE IS MY NEXT PROBLEM PLEASE HELP ME OUT:D
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1209399&highlight=