Question Leopard Install

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Seth Mac Fan, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Seth Mac Fan macrumors regular

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    I have my Retail copy of Leopard 10.5.6 that I bought like 3 or 4 years ago , I installed it with a external firewire Hard Drive back then . My question is my dvd drive does not read Dual Layer DVD's at all for some reason and my firewire drive does not work anymore and I want to do a clean install of leopard . Is there anyway to shrink a 10.5.6 dvd to fit on dvd+R ? Also what is a good cheap internal dvd drive to buy that will read dual layer disks and burn them I need something around $30 that is all I can afford right now . That is compatible with my power mac g5 dual 2ghz ? How hard is it to replace ? Thanks .
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

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    Easiest question I can recall on Mac Rumors.

    I've changed out the DVD drives on Powermac G5's many times, very simple also very cheap to get new DVD Dual Layer. Just have to remember the G5 interface is IDE
     
  3. Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for replying , the question is will any IDE dvd burner work in it ? I mean can I walk into a store and pickup anyone that is IDE ? Thanks
     
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  5. Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. California macrumors 68040

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    What happened to your firewire drive? Did the drive die?
     
  7. Seth Mac Fan, Jul 18, 2012
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    Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    It just did not work as good anymore , so I got rid of it a while back .
     
  8. Aameiel macrumors regular

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    if u have more then one mac u could install it with target disk mode :)
     
  9. macuser453787 macrumors 6502

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    OWC also has them if you're interested:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/static_pages/Framework.cfm?page=superdrive/sdl_powermac_g5.html

    At the very least you can use the info for the brand/model and find elsewhere for better price and/or a local store buy as opposed to waiting for shipment. :)
     
  10. Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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