G5 not booting to Leopard disc

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brainwave89, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. brainwave89, Mar 21, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011

    brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    I am trying to install a new larger hard drive to my G5. The older hard drive is filled up but was backed up using Time Machine. When I place the Leopard disc I purchased the old hard drive sees the disk and when I start the install it asks to restart the computer. Great.
    Once it restarts it eventually come to a screen with the Apple logo.

    At this point both hard drives are connected - the older one and the newer one.

    What can I do so that I can boot to the Leopard disc so I can start my Time Machine backup on the new larger hard drive?

    Thank you for looking.
  2. MacHamster68, Mar 21, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    inserting the Install DVD and restarting your computer while holding down the C key, or by selecting the Install DVD as your startup disk using Startup Disk preferences.( the later you find under the small :apple: on the left top of the screen and then system preferences -startup disc)
    i am not sure if that was your question :confused:

    but read here
  3. brainwave89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    Thank you MacHamster68.

    Without doing anything differently it is now installing my Time Machine backup.


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