g5 stuck at apple logo

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by qwea44, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    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 i´m new at forums.

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  3. macrumors newbie

    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?

  4. #4
    By inserting the DVD, starting the Mac and holding down the "C" key or the OPTION/Alt key.

    For what again?
  5. macrumors newbie

    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?

  6. macrumors 65816



    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.
  7. #7

    What version of Leopard is it? Is the DVD grey or coloured?
  8. macrumors newbie


    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?



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

  9. #9
    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.
  10. macrumors newbie

    ahaa, ok thanks for the information, but is'nt there another way to get the retail like copying it or download it free?
  11. #11
    No and maybe, but that we can't discuss.
  12. macrumors newbie

    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

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