Reinstalling Leopard on my PM G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hakkera, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Hakkera macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2009
    Hi all,

    I am trying to re-install leopard on my G5 with no success. I boot the machine up start the installation wizard from my desktop, it says that the wizard will continue after re-starting, and then proceeds to reboot.

    However on booting my PM always ejects the CD, does anybody know how I can turn this off, as at the minute it's just restarting and booting back to my desktop each time.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What kind of install DVD of Leopard do you use? Have you tried booting from it via holding down "C" right after the startup chime or holding down Option/Alt right after the startup chime? Have you verified the disk via Disk Utility?
  3. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2009
    North Carolina
    Make sure you aren't using a grey machine specific disk those won't work. You have to use the black retail Leopard install disk.
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Also, I wouldnt use any copied disks - those are likely to either be machine specific, or just dodgy in general - Just an addition (I love my collection of retail discs - much lower chance of them misbehaving)
  5. Hakkera thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2009
    Thanks for this chaps, I did manage to get it working in the end, mainly by mashing all sorts of keys at startup... :)

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