trouble installing leopard on imac G5

Bee-Tee

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 21, 2011
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Hello,

I'm looking for solutions / advice as I am trying, very unsuccessfully, to install Leopard on my G5 iMac.

My iMac is current running panther. When I insert the the install DVD into my iMac I select the install option. I am then prompted to restart in order to commence installation. My computer restarts and install doesn't take place.

I've attempted to boot off the DVD (holding down the 'c' key at start-up) but again, nothing happens

My iMac exceeds the system requirements for installation and I have a black install dvd for leopard.

Any advice gratefully accepted.

Hoorah
Brendan
 

adcx64

macrumors 65816
Nov 17, 2008
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Philadelphia
Any USB or FireWire hard disks connected? If so, disconnect them. Ive had the same problem with a PC I was working on before I made the switch to Mac.
 

MAC MAN JW

macrumors 6502
Jul 12, 2011
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Buffalo,Ny
Hello,

I'm looking for solutions / advice as I am trying, very unsuccessfully, to install Leopard on my G5 iMac.

My iMac is current running panther. When I insert the the install DVD into my iMac I select the install option. I am then prompted to restart in order to commence installation. My computer restarts and install doesn't take place.

I've attempted to boot off the DVD (holding down the 'c' key at start-up) but again, nothing happens

My iMac exceeds the system requirements for installation and I have a black install dvd for leopard.

Any advice gratefully accepted.

Hoorah
Brendan
Go to system preferences(in os x panther)>startup disc>(click)Mac osx dvd>restart. then it will boot in to your osx dvd to install (make sure your dvd is in the drive when you go to startup disc):apple::)
 

Bee-Tee

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 21, 2011
2
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Many thanks to everyone who has posted so far; still no luck!

I'm beginning to suspect the issue is with the install disk. It doesn't appear when I do a 'c' key restart, or target disk mode.

It does appear in the system preferences under 'start-up' but again it just restarts.

Is there a way I can ascertain whether my install disk is corrupt?

Hoorah
Brendan
 

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