Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to PowerPC_Fan)
Hello, is the new Hard Drive SATA 1.5 Gb/s compatible?
What brand/model drive is it?
What shows as boot choices if you hold the alt key at bootup?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to BDAqua)
The new HD is a SATA Seagate Barracuda 1.0 TB, I have no idea if it's 1.5 Gb/s compatible or not. Does that matter?
I did try booting with the alt key to show boot choices and it always indicates there are no options available if the disk is not in the computer. And this is all after the installation process has completed with no errors. At restart it goes back to the initial install screen if the disk is in and the flashing folder (with question mark) if the disk is removed.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to PowerPC_Fan)
Does that matter?
Absolutely, the symptoms so far sound a bit like it isn't.
Without the Install Disc in, what shows as boot choices if you hold the alt key at bootup?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to PowerPC_Fan)
Does this Mac normally boot from SATA drives. The reason I ask is because not all SATA drivers permit booting.
Can you use the installer DVD to select the startup disk?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to PowerPC_Fan)
Try creating 2 partitions with disc utility 1st, one 160 gig the second with what ever is left over, then try to install mac os on the 160 partition.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 5:22 PM (in response to PowerPC_Fan)
Without knowing the series of the drive (7200.11 or something like it) is very difficult to provide a definitive answer, however, I can tell you that some newer Seagate Barracuda SATA drives are probably not going to work, because they require the matherboard to have a speed autonegotiation SATA chip. I think (not 100% sure) these models are not compatible with your PowerMac:
which is exactly what the PowerMac G5 requires in order to properly recognize the hd.
It would be great if you provide us with the exact Seagate HD model number.