|Feb 4, 2008, 01:40 PM||#1|
How to install Leopard on G5 cluster
I just bought a "old" G5 cluster Xserve without graphics and CD/DVD.
How do I install MAC OS Server Leopard 10.5 ??
I have other macs and Firewire harddrives...
|Feb 4, 2008, 02:08 PM||#2|
there are several different ways to do this. One way is to boot the xserve into target mode, attach another computer and run the installation from the other computer connected. Then just pick the g5's hard drive as the destination.
Another option is the remote installation utility that is included with OSX Server. You can find out more information from apple's website (the server resource pages) on how to do this one. the nice thing is that this can be done from across the network. it takes a few more steps to start the process off, but once you do it is very easy. (You would need to use disc utility to clone the server installation disk to a partition on the firewire hard drive instead of using a cd/dvd drive. then boot the server to the hard drive and run the remote install.)
finally, if you would rather have local administration on this later on too, you could get a video card that supports OSX. Since all you are doing is GUI administration, don't worry about how many megabytes the card is - it just needs to have the right connection (i am guessing pci). If it will work in the xserve, then that is all the qualifications that you need.
Hopefully this helps
Last edited by mmcxiiad; Feb 4, 2008 at 02:11 PM. Reason: clarification
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Leopard Install on iBook G4||ad931||PowerPC Macs||36||Mar 4, 2014 05:51 PM|
|MacBook pro running 10.5.8 won't install Snow Leopard, reboots 25% through install||akmusher907||MacBook Pro||0||Feb 18, 2013 12:41 AM|
|Leopard will not install||PowerMacFan||PowerPC Macs||1||Oct 17, 2012 12:09 AM|
|My Mac won't install anything else than Leopard after clean install||nampramos||MacBook Pro||3||Jul 29, 2012 10:22 AM|
|Help: Leopard Install - Bootable/DVD Other questions about Leopard Install||Atmosphere10||Mac Basics and Help||1||Jul 25, 2012 08:38 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.