installing osx 10.3.4 on partitioned(xp-pro) harddrive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jack125, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. jack125 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2008
    My son was given a G4 that had a dead HDD. I put in a partitioned via windows xp HDD and tried to load the osx, all i get is the grey screen with
    a face/? flashing. Can someone help me to get this up and running.
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Did you boot from an OS X DVD?

    It seems probable that your HD was partitioned with MBR (Master Boot Record) option enabled, instead of "Apple Partition Table". Therefore Mac OS X cannot load from that HD.

    You could boot from an OS X boot DVD, and re-partition the HD using the Disk Utility. Remember to enable "Apple Partition Table" as the option. IIRC selecting "default" will give the same result.

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