Help installing systems disk

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by PeterPhipp, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. PeterPhipp macrumors newbie

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    Problem , I just bought a second user Mac pro 3.1 . I needed to wipe all the 4 hard drives so I loaded the mac installer DVD disk and restarted the computer by selecting DVD as start up. I restarted (from the DVD) and Using utilities /disk utils I completely wiped all the hard drives. Then I quit and shut down.

    Now I wanted to instal a new system so I put the new install Snow Leopard DVD in the drive but it wont load .. the apple logo comes up .. I dont hear a bong and after about 2 mins the "no entry sign " comes up. I can only switch off using the main power button.
    Need some help ??Peter
     
  2. RedCroissant Suspended

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    This might not be the answer, but if you selected the DVD as startup when you had the OS on the hard drives, then you would manually have to startup the machine by holding down "c" to make it startup from the DVD.
     
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Yup. Hold down 'c' key at boot to force disc boot. Or hold down option at boot an select at loader.
     
  4. PeterPhipp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    start up solved


    Thanks yes .. simple really , I assumed that the machine would do that for itself if there was no other system installed.

    Many thanks
     
  5. RedCroissant Suspended

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    It makes sense that it should be that way, but then it might default to the superdrive if there is more than one OS installed or there are many partitions on the boot disk. I don't know if that reasoning is completely accurate or not, but it seems to be.
     
  6. PeterPhipp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is installing Snow Leopard ok now. Best wishes. Peter
     

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