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mac start up new drive

BAPABELL

macrumors newbie
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May 21, 2013
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installed new drive g5
do I start with a install disk in and "c" down
cant find utilities disk
drive formatted ?????
 

BAPABELL

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 21, 2013
2
0
booting g5 new drive

When booting "c" key i get an apple and then a ( / o ) like no enter
wont start installation, fry new drive dont know if formated
should install disk format ???
Might put a second good drive in, start and if i can see new drive go that way ???
 
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jbarley

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Jul 1, 2006
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You do realize that you need either the 'Original install disc' for that computer or a 'Retail version' install disc for a successful installation?
Install discs from other apple models will not work.
 
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rabidz7

macrumors 65816
Jun 24, 2012
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installed new drive g5
do I start with a install disk in and "c" down
cant find utilities disk
drive formatted ?????

Does the disk look like this:

Or
Like this:


Also to boot directly, you must use a 10.5.x disk or below. Snow leopard and above do not boot.
 
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