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destroyfish

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 18, 2022
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Same story as everyone else who gets an old Mac Pro, got it online from some guy, has a login with an unknown password and I can't get into recovery mode.

I did at one point get the keyboard keys to work, but I think now they don't. I've been trying to use El Capitan USB installer, followed the terminal instructions of creating one. I made a Monterey Open Core Patcher Installer, I even got to use the bootcamp installer, none of these worked. In fact, the fans ramp up and sounds like a jet engine when I assume, the installer is trying to be read.

I don't know what I should be doing to just fresh install an os. Can anyone give suggestions?
 

tsialex

Contributor
Jun 13, 2016
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2006 Mac Pro (MacPro1,1) officially supports up to 10.7 Lion, unofficially you can go up to 10.11 El Capitan - the hardware is not capable of running anything newer.

Download and burn a Snow Leopard or Lion DVD, it's the easiest way to install macOS to a MacPro1,1 or MacPro2,1.



Bw, there are dozens of thread exactly like yours, why open another one?
 

destroyfish

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 18, 2022
6
0
2006 Mac Pro (MacPro1,1) officially supports up to 10.7 Lion, unofficially you can go up to 10.11 El Capitan - the hardware is not capable of running anything newer.

Download and burn a Snow Leopard or Lion DVD, it's the easiest way to install macOS to a MacPro1,1 or MacPro2,1.



Bw, there are dozens of thread exactly like yours, why open another one?
I tried looking for my specific problem but I hate Apple naming conventions, I don't know what is what. All the naming conventions and the variety of different solutions to everyone's problem, I would prefer a straight to the point answer, which thankfully you had one. I have trouble reading too so if there is too much writing going on I get dizzy.
 
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