Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by IlleriaMoon, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. IlleriaMoon macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2004
    OK, so, I decided to format my G5 because... well, I felt like it.

    I inserted my Panther disc, and erased the hard drive with zeroes. OK. Then, when it finished, I remembered that these were UPGRADE discs. Not the normal OS discs. But, I couldn't eject so I could insert my original G5 CD. So, it gave me the option for the startup disc. I clicked "network" by accident. Then, when I pressed restart, I yelled, "NETWORK?! I'M NOT ON ONE!"

    I managed to get the original G5 CD in, but now, by default, the Mac tries to connect on a network, though because there isn't one, I just get a gray screen with the network icon flashing.

    How on Earth can I remedy this?

    Today is not my day. '-_-
  2. justin216 macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    Put the G5 restore disk in...hold C and boot the machine will begin to boot from CD instead
  3. IlleriaMoon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2004
    Thank you so much!

    Bah. I guess there's still a LOT more that I can learn about Macs.

    You've saved my life. Thanks again. :)

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