PowerMac G5 - no discs?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Keebler, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Hi folks,

    I had given an older PowerMac G5 to a friend. He somehow got a virus/malware on it and it needs to be rewiped, but I don't have the discs and neither does he (at least, he can't find them). I had scolded him because when I gave him the G5, I explained to back it up with Time Machine, but he didn't.

    So is there a way to wipe everything down to the most basic OS settings? ie. remove all content and start with a fresh OS install?

    Not sure exactly what to do here.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 603

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  3. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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  4. rawweb macrumors 6502a

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    Viruses and malware are targeting power pc/OS X 10.5 and prior? The bad guys are getting bored..:confused:
     

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