Will my New Unibody MBP OSX Disc work on my G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by S-Man, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    S-Man

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    #1
    I want to install OSX on my older G5.
    Will my restore disc(s) for my new Uni-MBP work?
    Or is this frowned upon due to the "more than one machine" rule?
    Please don't flame, I'm just a newb.
    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Won't work, bundled disks are keyed to that model designation.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    #3
    You could always booth the G5 into "firewire target disk mode" (if it's supported). This is how I installed OSX 10.5 onto an older macbook that had 10.4.

    I put my 10.5 DVD into my Mac Pro, connected my macbook in firewire target mode, and it installed OSX onto the macbook pro. This will take your main computer out of commission as it uses the main computer to run the installer, but copies the files to the "target" computer.

    Worked for me.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    S-Man

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    thanks, I'll look and see...

    Dude, Do you frequent any photo forums? Say POTN?
    There's a guy on that forum with the same handle as you...Is it you?
     

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