7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2012 6:48 PM by BDAqua
dennisfromlongview Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently bought a used PM G5 Dual 2.0 GHz.  It came without a hard drive, and I have bought a new one, and installed it.  I am shopping for used Power Mac G5 Software Install and Restore Discs.  I know that these original grey color discs were limited to only run on certain Macs.  There were five different series of the PM G5, and various individual model variations.  I have confirmed, via the serial number and Apple's "Check your service and support coverage" link, that mine is a Power Mac G5 (June 2004).  Will any of the discs, labeled as for Power Mac G5, work on my PM G5, or do I have to try and find the exact original discs for my particular series and variation?  For instance, MacTracker says that my series/variation came originally with OS 10.3.4 to 10.3.7, and with Apple Hardware Test (AHT) versions 2.2.5, 2.5, or 2.5.2.  Would Install discs for a later PM G5, with OS 10.4.2, and AHT 2.5.2, run on my PM G5, to do an OS install, and to check the hardware with AHT?  Thanks for your help!


PowerMac, G5 Dual 2.0 GHz
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,635 points)

    Hi Dennis, depends which of the 2 G5/2.0s it is...

     

    X 10.2.7 (G5)

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/specs/powermac_g5_2.0_dp.html

    X 10.3.4 (7L18)

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/specs/powermac_g5_2.0_dp_2.htm l

     

    2Z691-4908-A iMac G4 & iMac G5 PPC OS X 10.3.6 (Panther)

     

    Disk 1 2Z691-5259-A

    Disk 2 2Z691-4908-A

     

    Notes
    2Z691-4908-A

    Compatibility
    iBook ClamShell, iBook (Dual USB), iBook (Late 2001), iBook (14.1 LCD), iBook (16 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM), iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM), iBook (32 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 32 VRAM), iBook (800/900 MHz 32 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 900MHz 32 VRAM), Except - iBook G4 (Mid 2005), all iMac Flavor, all iMac Flat Panel, iMac G5 (17-inch), iMac G5 (20-inch), Mac Mini (original), Power Macintosh G3, Macintosh Server G3, Power Mac G4 & Macintosh Server G4 - all models, Power Mac G5--all models Except - (Power Mac G5 (Early 2005), Power Mac G5 (Late 2005), PowerBook G3 (Bronze Keyboard), PowerBook G4 - all models Except - PowerBook G4 (Double-Layer SD), Xserve G5, Xserve G5 (Cluster Node), Xserve G5 (January 2005), Xserve G5 (January 2005 Cluster Node)

     

    http://www.welovemacs.com/2z6914908a.html

     

    PowerMac G5 OS X 10.3.4 (Panther) Software Install  DVD

    Item #:

    2Z691-5094-A 1000949

    Compatible with eMac (ATI Graphics), eMac (1.0 GHz G4), eMac (USB 2.0), iBook ClamShell, iBook (Dual USB), iBook (Late 2001), iBook (14.1 LCD), iBook (16 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM), iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM), iBook (32 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 32 VRAM), iBook (800/900 MHz 32 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 900MHz 32 VRAM), Except - iBook G4 (Mid 2005), all iMac Flavor, all iMac Flat Panel, iMac G5 (17-inch), iMac G5 (20-inch), Mac Mini (original), Power Macintosh G3, Macintosh Server G3, Power Mac G4 & Macintosh Server G4 - all models, Power Mac G5--all models Except - (Power Mac G5 (Early 2005), Power Mac G5 (Late 2005), PowerBook G3 (Bronze Keyboard), PowerBook G4 - all models Except - PowerBook G4 (Double-Layer SD), Xserve G5, Xserve G5 (Cluster Node), Xserve G5 (January 2005), Xserve G5 (January 2005 Cluster Node)

     

    http://www.welovemacs.com/2z6915094a.html

     

    Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 Drop-in Install Hardware Bundle (CDVersion)

    Item #:

    2Z691-5306-A 1002481

    Compatible with eMac (2005), iBook G4 (Late 2004), iBook G4 (Mid 2005), iMac G5 17-inch (ALS), iMac G5 20-inch (ALS), iMac G5 (17-inch iSight), iMac G5 (20-inch iSight), iMac (Early 2006 17-inch), iMac (Early 2006 20-inch), Mac mini, Mac mini (Late 2005), Mac mini (Early 2006), MacBook Pro, Power Mac G5 (Early 2005), Power Mac G5 (Late 2005), PowerBook G4 (15-inch

    MA453Z/A
    Disc 1 - 2Z691-5306-A
    Disc 2 - 2Z691-5307-A
    Disc 3 - 2Z691-5308-A
    Disc 4 - 2Z691-5420-A
    Disc 5 - 691-5145-A, Ver 2.0

    The iwork cd is 603-6242.

    http://www.welovemacs.com/2z6915306a.html

     

    This is the retail dvd. That means it will install on ANY Mac with a G3, G4, or G5 ppc processor along with Xcode 2. (256 megs of RAM min)

     

    The dvd is black with the X on it and has this number on it - 2Z691-5305-A

     

    Apple Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (Full Install) DVD Retail Version

    Item #:

    MA453Z/A 1005166

    Compatible with eMac (2005), iBook G4 (Late 2004), iBook G4 (Mid 2005), iMac G5 17-inch (ALS), iMac G5 20-inch (ALS), iMac G5 (17-inch iSight), iMac G5 (20-inch iSight), iMac (Early 2006 17-inch), iMac (Early 2006 20-inch), Mac mini, Mac mini (Late 2005), Mac mini (Early 2006), MacBook Pro, Power Mac G5 (Early 2005), Power Mac G5 (Late 2005), PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD), PowerBook G4 (17-inch Double-Layer SD).

     

    2Z691-6037-A Mac OS X Version 10.5.0 Leopard...

     

    Compatible with eMac, eMac (ATI Graphics), eMac (1.0 GHz G4), eMac (USB 2.0), eMac (2005), iBook G4 (Mid 2005), iMac G5 17-inch (ALS), iMac G5 20-inch (ALS), iMac G5 (17-inch iSight), iMac G5 (20-inch iSight), iMac (Early 2006 17-inch), iMac (Early 2006 20-inch), iMac (Mid 2006 17-inch), iMac (17-inch Late 2006 CD), iMac (17-inch Late 2006), iMac (20-inch Late 2006), iMac (24-inch Late 2006), iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), iMac (24-inch Mid 2007), Mac mini, Mac mini (Late 2005), Mac mini (Early 2006), Mac mini (Late 2006), Mac mini (Mid 2007), Mac Pro, Mac Pro (8-core), MacBook (13-inch), MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), MacBook (13-inch Mid 2007), MacBook (13-inch Late 2007), MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro (17-inch), MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy), MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo), MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo), MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz), MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4GHz), MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver), Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002), Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002ED), Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors), Power Mac G4 (FW 800), Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors 2003), Power Mac G5, Power Mac G5 (June 2004), Power Mac G5 (Late 2004), Power Mac G5 (Early 2005), Power Mac G5 (Late 2005), PowerBook G4 (1GHz/867MHz), PowerBook G4 (12-inch), PowerBook G4 (17-inch), PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW800), PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.5/1.33GHz), PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.67GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD), PowerBook G4 (17-inch Double-Layer SD), Xserve, Xserve (Slot Load), Xserve (Cluster Node), Xserve G5, Xserve G5 (Cluster Node), Xserve G5 (January 2005), Xserve G5 (January 2005 Cluster Node), Xserve (Late 2006)

     

    http://www.welovemacs.com/2z6916037a.html

     

    Leopard requirements/10.5.x...

     

        *  Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor

     

    minimum system requirements

     

        * 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

    Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.

    Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=mac+os+x+leopard+retail+10.5

  • dennisfromlongview Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for all the information, BDAqua!  After further research, I have clarified that my PM G5 is the second one you mention, X 10.3.4 (7L18).  And so it looks like the 2Z691-5094-A 1000949 would have been the original install disk set, which is currently out of stock on We Love Macs.  I would prefer to run X 10.4, which I could install from a black 10.4 retail install disk, but then I would not have Apple Hardware Test.  I have found a set of grey install disks elsewhere, which are 2Z691-5025-A, and I would really like to buy those, for both 10.4 and Apple Hardware Test, IF they would install on my PM G5.  I searched for that number on We Love Macs, but nothing came up, and so I am still looking for any information that would confirm whether the 2Z691-5025-A would work.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,635 points)

    That is for the Dual Core G5s only...

     

    Dual & Quad core G5s...

    2Z691-5025-A (DISC 1)

    2Z691-5535-A (DISC 2)

  • dennisfromlongview Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks again, BDAqua!  After further searching, I have now found a two disc set, Mac OS version 10.3.7 / 2Z691-5269-A and 2Z691-5270-A.  Again, I searched for those numbers on We Love Macs, but nothing came up.  I would think these discs would work for my PM G5, although they appear to originally have been for a slightly later version.  Do you know anything about the suitability of these discs?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,635 points)

    Gulp, I can't find enough info to be certain...

     

    Part Number(s) : 2Z691-5269-A

    MacOS X 10.3.7 PowerMac G5 DVD (2 disk)

     

    Original Apple OSX 10.3.7 (Panther) system install disks for PowerMac G5 including hardware test. The OSX DVD which will install a complete fresh system. Although this disk is branded for the PowerMac G5, it will instal OSX on any DVD equipped system capable of running OSX 10.3.

     

    http://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=5678

  • dennisfromlongview Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think you did find enough info to be certain!  "it will instal OSX on any DVD equipped system capable of running OSX 10.3" You are really amazing at tracking down obscure information!  Thanks so much!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,635 points)

    Great news , thanks Dennis!

     

    Do keep us posted if you get them.