9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2011 12:39 PM by BDAqua
Tony Barone Level 2 (220 points)

I have a G4 Quicksilver Dual 1GHZ and the internal optical drive is dead and I need to install OSX Leopard on the Computer


I also have a MacPro early 2008 Dual 2.8Ghz. 


for the life of me I can't figure out a way to install Leopard onto the old G4.


I have tried the following


- Connected the G4 to the MacPro in FW Target Mode and installed Leopard via the Mac Pro.. the G4 won't boot from it, I guess Leopard installs only the necessary files to boot the MacPro and not the G4?


- Tried using the Optical drive from the MacPro conected to the G4 in Target mode, but the G4 doesn't see the install DVD in the MacPRo drive.


- Tried partitioning the G4 connected to the Mac Pro in Target mode, and did a "restore" of the Leopard DVD to the G4 hard drive.  For some reason, the G4 still won't boot from it!


I'm now at a complete loss of what to do.

G4 Quicksilver Dual 1 GHz, Mac OS X (10.2)