3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2012 9:34 AM by BDAqua
briharp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've got a G5 MacPro. I connected it to my intel mac pro. Using disc utility I wiped the drive. Now it won't recognize any of my retail OS discs. I've tried Leopard and Tiger discs. I tried loading Leopard on to the G5 hard drive via my intel mac, but the g5 won't recognize that either. Is there anything I can do to get the old G5 working?


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,700 points)

    The G5 is a PowerMac, right, not a Mac Pro?

     

    When the Disc was wiped, did the Mac Pro make the G5's drive some other Partition sheme than APM?

     

    How to format your disks...

     

    http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/partitioning_tiger.html

     

    (To Install OSX on an IntelMac the Drive it needs the GUID Partitioning scheme mentioned at the bottom.)

     

    Thanks to Pondini, Formatting,  Partitioning, Verifying,  and  Repairing  Disks...

     

    http://Pondini.org/OSX/DU.html

     

    I tried loading Leopard on to the G5 hard drive via my intel mac, but the g5 won't recognize that either.

    That would install an Intel version of the OS, not usable on a G5 Powermac.

     

    If the reason you used the Mac Pro to do this is a bad Superdrive in the G5, then use the Mac Pro's Optical.

     

    Put the G5's Install Disc in the Mac Pro, boot the Mac Pro in target mode, boot the G5 holding the Option ir alt key down, choose the Install Disc in the Mac Pro to boot the G5 from.

     

    Format the G5's drive again & use APM Partition Scxheme.

  • briharp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks very much. An easy fix I never would have figured out on my own.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,700 points)

    Great news, thanks!