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will waters
Aug 20, 2011, 01:39 PM
Hi

I am trying to boot a power pc G5 iMac 17 inch with the leopard disk and it will not boot of the disk! After holding down alt I get it to boot from the leopard disk and then it starts then all I get is the spinning beach ball of death?

So can someone help!



zen.state
Aug 20, 2011, 01:48 PM
You need to hold down the C key not the option/alt key.

will waters
Aug 20, 2011, 02:25 PM
You need to hold down the C key not the option/alt key.

Ok, I get more from the computer when I hold down the alt key, I let's me choose what boot it from, when pressing the C key i get bo progress all that happens is that I get the apple in the middle of the screen, do you have to leave it for a long time?

zen.state
Aug 20, 2011, 02:37 PM
do you have to leave it for a long time?

Yes. It's called patience. Try it out. ;)

DVD's take a long time to boot. Just leave it be. Sometimes on older PowerPC Macs Leopard can take 10-15 min.

will waters
Aug 20, 2011, 02:43 PM
Yes. It's called patience. Try it out. ;)

DVD's take a long time to boot. Just leave it be. Sometimes on older PowerPC Macs Leopard can take 10-15 min.

Ok, thanks, sorry ( I know I need to improve my patience :)