mac start up new drive

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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


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

    May 21, 2013
    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 68000


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    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


    Does the disk look like this: [​IMG]
    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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