Installing OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tarsierspectral, May 12, 2014.

  1. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    I completely wiped all the HDs on my computer I just want to install the OS from the DVD that came with the computer. I am unable to boot from it. Then I tried another disk and the same thing happen. It just freezes when I select DVD. I am holding the option key on start up and then selecting DVD and it just freezes on that screen. Any other way to get the OS onto this computer?
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
  3. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
  4. Macsonic macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2009
    Hi Tarsierspectral. If you have another DVD Drive player or an external DVD drive and try installing the Snow Leopard 10.6.4. Could be a defective or dusty DVD drive player though I could be wrong. I am guessing your Mac Pro is the mid 2010 model as it usually came with a 10.6.4 SL
  5. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    Yes, it's mid 2010. I am going to try a different DVD player and see how it goes.
    Thanks. I will report back later.
  6. westrock2000 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2013
    If you have one near you, Microcenter has IDE DVD drives for $10 or less. You would have to open the case, which isn't a big deal.
  7. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    ^^^^Actually the 2010 5,1 Mac Pro has SATA Optical Drives, not IDE.


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