Fresh OS Install on Dual 1.8 G5 - Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pryde, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. pryde macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    I just got a new Quad core. Now I need to sell my old Dual 1.8 G5. I want to do a clean install of the OS. I have searched around to learn how to do it but it seems I am doing something wrong. I have the original OS disc the system came with. I thought I should start with that disc, do a clean install and then run my 10.4 updater disc.

    When I put the original disc in and click "Install Mac OSX", it prompts me for my password and I enter it. It then restarts and no install options load. I am just back to a restarted Mac. No way to move forward with the install. I read somewhere to hold the "C" key when its restarting. No luck there either.

    Can anyone tell m what to do? I want to sell this computer with a clean OS and none of my old stuff on it.

    Many Thanks!
    Rich Hughes
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Try going into  -> System Preferences -> Startup Disk and selecting the restore disk there.
  3. pryde thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    I tried. It still just boots up normally. Any other ideas?
  4. pryde thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010

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