8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2011 5:52 PM by K Shaffer
Lewisewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
hi, i have an imac G5 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 Processor 512K on-chip level 2 cache running at 1.8GHz 256MB of DDR SDRAM;supports up to 2GB 80GB Serial ATA hard drive Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) 17-inch (viewable) widescreen active-matrix LCD display NIVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics processor with 64MB of DDR video memory Built-in 56K V.92 modem and telephone cable Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (external DSL and cable modem ready) Two FireWire 400 ports;three high-speed USB 2.0 ports;two USB 1.1 ports on keyboard Ready for Airport Extreme wireless networking.

The problem is installing 10.5, the iMac G5 is on the current os x of 10.3.9 and uses Airport Wireless Networking to connect to Sky Broadband, when i put in the disc is pops up with the install memu, so i click install then i click restert, it takes a little more time than expected to restart and after the grey screen with the apple logo has gone, it loads up a blank blue page, then a blank navy blue page, then the mouse icon appears and then it turns to the colourfull pinwheel and stays like that forever. I have tried 2 different disks and the disk drive works becuase last week i reinstalled Panther (10.3) and it installed fine, the model of the iMac G5 is from 2004.

Any help or comments would be greatfull as i have purchased 2 discs and neither of them have installed . I have done the Option key, The C key, everything it says on various blogs and posts but neither of the disks seem to work, if there is a software problem then i understand but i have checked it all and even researched it up and also watched youtube videos on how to install and the system requirements but still.... no hope. !

Anything to help, i would be so greatfull


1.8GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.3.x), 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 Processor 512k on-chip level 2 cache running at 1.8GHz 256 of DDR SDRAM;supports up to 2GB 80GB Serial ATA hard drive 17-inch