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Mac OS 10.5 /  I deleted the " Private" folder ... and emptied the trash. So the folder and its contents no longer exists on my computer at all !!!  I do have the OS dvd that i purchased years ago...  But my computer will not start from it on its own. My

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Mac OS 10.5 /

I deleted the " Private" folder ... and emptied the trash. So the folder and its contents no longer exists on my computer at all !!!

I do have the OS 10.5 dvd that i purchased years ago...

But my computer will not start from it on its own.

My question is what is the open source or terminal language code used to tell my mac to look in the DVD rom drive for startup info?  I know that im not the only person in this world who has deleted the "PRIVATE" folder and emptied the trash so it no longer exists on their machine...

That said theres gotta be a common fix for a Power PC G4 that has the OS X dvd in the rom drive but wont look to it to reinstall the vital contents of the PRIVATE folder.

Once again there is not a copy of this file or its contents in the recycle bin...

Also rebooting the machine , pressing and holding the letter C does not prompt the machine to look to the dvd rom drive.

 

I was reinstalling pro tools and figured I would make some room by cleaning my computers HD...

Lol It was a bad choice to delete this file ...

Thanks guys

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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