mac start up new drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BAPABELL, May 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    May 21, 2013
    #1
    installed new drive g5
    do I start with a install disk in and "c" down
    cant find utilities disk
    drive formatted ?????
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    rabidz7

    #2
    To boot from a DVD hold the C key while booting.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    May 21, 2013
    #3
    booting g5 new drive

    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 ???
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Vancouver Island
    #4
    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.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    rabidz7

    #5
    Does the disk look like this: [​IMG]
    Or
    Like this: [​IMG]

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

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