Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 10, 2011, 07:23 PM   #1
Mac's
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Help with booting 10.5 install from USB

I have a PowerPc iMac G5 with 10.4.11and need help booting from my USB drive. My disk drive isn't working but I successfully got the dmg file from the install disk.

I looked at tutorials everywhere and can't find anything helpful. I now know that you have to set up the installation from open firmware since PowerPc doesnt support bootable flash drives. When I open the open firmware I type in devalias to get a list of all the connected drives/devices and whatnot, but all the tutorials told me to look for a line starting with the word "ud" (i think usb device) but nowhere on my list has a "ud" on it. There are some starting usb, i.e. usb1, or usb2, but I can't find anything with "ud".

Please help me out here, I really need to upgrade to 10.5 so I can get some programs like Itunes 10 that work on ppc but only on 10.5 osx.

Thanks for any help!
Mac's is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Booting OS X from a USB drive? laptoplover2 OS X 1 Sep 21, 2013 11:31 PM
Help!: Booting off recovery USB Marvin16 Mac mini 14 Jul 9, 2013 03:38 PM
MacBook Pro EFI / booting Linux install from USB thumb drive flooboot MacBook Pro 0 Feb 4, 2013 08:18 AM
Booting From SSD (USB vs TB) Kirkle iMac 1 Dec 4, 2012 03:26 PM
Bootcamp - Booting via USB?? dyax Mac Basics and Help 0 Nov 23, 2012 04:41 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC