Installing Leopard onto G5 from external disc drive?

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  1. freeny macrumors 68020

    freeny

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    The disc drive in my g5 tower broke and was removed some time ago. I have been using an external Sony disc drive since. I am now trying to install Leopard from the external Sony drive but its not working.

    I have tried the "install Mac OS X" fuction from the install disc and the computer reboots to my account and not the installer disc. I have tried holding the "C" key during reboot with no luck.

    Any help/suggestions is very welcome...
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried holding option on boot? Also, is the external connected via USB or firewire?
     
  3. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    "Option" doesnt work either. The drive is connected via USB.
     
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  5. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    maybe?

    :)

    - take a screwdriver
    - open up the Sony drive case.
    - take out Sony drive.
    - install in G5.
    - reboot and hold down "c" key
     

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