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!
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.