Expert help? 10.9 on a Mac Pro 1,1...

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by P.Rex, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. P.Rex macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2014
    I think I might need expert help with an odd issue I encountered when trying to install Mavericks via Target Disk Mode on a Mac Pro 1,1 that had previously been running 10.6...

    I followed the procedure detailed in this post from the Macrumors site:

    In a nutshell:

    Everything went according to the listed procedure, except that I didn't really get a First Run Assistant. The OS finished installing, and automatically booted into the new environment. It gave me a couple of basic options, but then went straight into Mavericks through the "MPa" Mac (a Macbook Pro, in this case).

    The weirdness occurred when I subsequently tried to boot into Mavericks on the "MPb" (the 1,1) after having overwritten the two boot.efi files. I was greeted with the question mark folder icon, and the sound of the startup disk seeking something and not finding it - a rapid and literally endless "click-a-click-a-click-a" sound.

    So I restarted the 1,1 in TDM through the Macbook, and it booted up just fine. I then attempted to restart the 1,1 on its own and got the same result again - a missing disk icon. I then reinstalled Mavericks, and got the same result again, so I re-reinstalled Mavericks on a newly formatted drive, and got the same result again - a slightly different sound for a different drive, but the same missing disk icon and endless seeking.

    Anyway, simply put, that's were I'm at. I tried the usual troubleshooting steps for a missing boot disk, up to and including resetting the P-Ram, but no dice. There's clearly something amiss...

    Of course, it was all a bit more complicated than that, but I'm keeping it basic for now, for the sake of simplicity. Any possible ideas would be greatly appreciated, and I can provide additional info if it's deemed relevant.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    Have you checked this thread?
    It seems this poster has had success with a similar problem.

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