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BAPABELL
May 22, 2013, 01:35 AM
installed new drive g5
do I start with a install disk in and "c" down
cant find utilities disk
drive formatted ?????



rabidz7
May 22, 2013, 06:39 AM
installed new drive g5
do I start with a install disk in and "c" down
cant find utilities disk
drive formatted ?????

To boot from a DVD hold the C key while booting.

BAPABELL
May 22, 2013, 10:48 AM
When booting "c" key i get an apple and then a ( / o ) like no enter
wont start installation, fry new drive dont know if formated
should install disk format ???
Might put a second good drive in, start and if i can see new drive go that way ???

jbarley
May 22, 2013, 12:08 PM
You do realize that you need either the 'Original install disc' for that computer or a 'Retail version' install disc for a successful installation?
Install discs from other apple models will not work.

rabidz7
May 23, 2013, 06:37 AM
installed new drive g5
do I start with a install disk in and "c" down
cant find utilities disk
drive formatted ?????

Does the disk look like this: http://www.oldapplestuff.com/Images/InstallSoftware/IMG_1497.jpg
Or
Like this: http://www.ifixmaccomputers.com/image/cache/data/OSX5-500x500.jpg

Also to boot directly, you must use a 10.5.x disk or below. Snow leopard and above do not boot.