Problems installing leopard on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axototl, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. axototl macrumors newbie

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    I have one of the older G5 Mac Pro Quad core machines. When I tried installing my copy of Leopard OSX 10.5, the installer said there was a problem with the 'BaseSystem' and so I tried following the procedure for exiting back to OSX Tiger (my previous OS). Now I'm stuck in what I think is 'Terminal' and I can't get the Leopard disk out. Any suggestions? (I have looked at posts on ejecting CDs/DVDs and will try them when I get home, so thanks for that)
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    It's not a Mac Pro if it is a G5. Which is it?

    Remove any third-party RAM until you can get it working again. Then reinstall the RAM after you get Leopard on there.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You need to clarify a few things.

    You cannot have a G5 and a Mac Pro. It's one or the other.

    Power Mac G5's pre-date the (Intel powered) Mac Pro. Which do you have?

    Where did your Leopard discs come from?
     
  4. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Be sure that your Leopard disks are the retail copy, not some disks from another machine.
    And yes, like others have said, we need to know your machine before diagnosing it.
     

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