Need to resurrect an old Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by riversr54, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. riversr54 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    #1
    I work at a small college. I have an old Mac Pro that I would like to get a little use out of. It is a Mac Pro 2, Model A1186, EMC 2113. It currently does not boot and I would like to re-install OSX but I'm not sure which version I need to order for this hardware. So here are a few questions:

    What is the specific version of OSX that should work on this model?

    What is the latest version of OSX that it will upgrade to?

    Am I Totally wasting my time with this thing?

    Thanks for any help.

    rivers
     
  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020

    128keaton

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    #2
    It really depends on whats wrong. Your MacPro1,2 is a capable machine, and its capable of running Yosemite with some shoehorning, but as for wasting time, like I said, it depends on whats wrong.
     
  3. riversr54, Oct 30, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2014

    riversr54 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    #3
    Additional help

    It attempts to boot the OSX install DVD that I have, but after I select the language, it tells me it can't install OSX on this computer. I don't really think there is anything major wrong with the hardware, just needs to have OSX installed but I haven't been able to determine an appropriate version for that.

    Can you recommend troubleshooting tips and/or web sites, keeping in mind that I am an absolute novice in the Apple world.

    Thx

    BTW...I love the truck in your picture, I have a 1950 3100. Great old trucks!
     
  4. goMac macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    #4
    What version of OS X are you trying to install?
     
  5. macagain macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    #5
    EMC2113 is Mac Pro 1,1 (original). The latest OS X version supported is Lion (10.7). The fact that it even tries your dvd is a good sign... you probably just have too new a version.
     
  6. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    #6
    If it's a DVD then won't be later then 10.6.x.

    The DVD is it a generic OS X install DVD or one that came with a machine.

    OS X DVD's that shipped with machines could only be used with the same machine, i.e. my Macbook Pro OS X DVD wouldn't install on my mac mini, yet when I bought the generic 10.6 SL DVD to upgrade them then could use on both.
     
  7. macagain macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    #7
    Good point! How quickly we forget!
     
  8. riversr54 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    #8
    Wasted time

    Just as I'm about to figure out how to get the MacPro re-installed (with help from everyone here), there is a loud "pop" and now it won't even power on. I guess it is time to give up.

    Thanks for all your help.

    rivers
     

Share This Page