2941 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2010 12:06 PM by BDAqua
Hi SeeHere, and a warm welcome to the forums!
I don't want to put the systems from the unwiped ones on the wiped ones.
I fail to understand why you'd not want to try tat on at least one using FireWire target disk mode...
And using carbon copy cloner to make an exact copy of your old HD...
Prior to wiping they hard drives, they all were in perfect working order.
What OS/Mac did you use to do that?
In Disc Utility>blue Info icon, what Format & Partition scheme is reported?
I do feel sorry for the many that have just one of these G5 towers and think the problem is hardware. I have four advantages over them: 1) I know it is not the hardware 2) I have a few machines that have not been wiped and still function 3) Others in my group (I am a university professor) are in the same boat and are also puzzling with this issue (around 100 machines are doing this) 4) I have people like you. Thanks for your response to my problem.
The G5 quad I am working with is home. The rest are 40 miles away, at work. I will try what you suggested Monday or Tuesday and get back here. I think you suggestion might work. Still how about all those who don't know that this is some kind of software/firmware glitch? The web is poxed with post about this issue.
I have an older, first generation Powermac G5 tower here at home that has the latest of the 10.4, 10.4.11. Would it make sense to use its system as a target firewire disk? Thanks.
The Quad req'd 10.4.4 if I am not mistaken, there were retail 10.4.3 and then the last retail version was 10.4.6. What you want is OEM or retail and 10.5 would be easier to come by.
The only stealth firmware updates are generally to optical drives, Apple OEM or one that is same make/model. Not to system and there is a list but I can't recall Open Firmware getting one, and SMC firmware updates are also rare (maybe once per product cycle).
A uni tech wiped it so i don't know about what was used to do it.
The startup DVD system disk give two choices 1) mac system 2) hardware test.
The system disk does a gray apple logo then a list or events ending as described in the first post.
The hardware test choice reports that this systems hardware is not supported by the disk. Just got this info from efforts this morning. Is this useful at all?
A 10.4 disc won't work with the dual core Late 2005 machines.
Here is a list of shipping builds for each machine. Note that some machines in a series will ship with a later version as it became available.
I have an older, first generation Powermac G5 tower here at home that has the latest of the 10.4, 10.4.11. Would it make sense to use its system as a target firewire disk?
If you wanted to try to boot another G5 from it's Disk, then yes, but if you want to clone it's HD to another G5, then have the other G5 in Target mode.