This makes the Mac skip the default boot device setting and scan for an alternate boot device. As I said, I know next to nothing about Mac's, so this is a learning curve for me. It's something to play around with, not something I want to invest in. This is because a flash drive seems to be noticeably more robust than floppy, zip, cd-r or hard drive, as far as keeping it lying about and expecting it to work is concerned. I fixed the problem myself : Thanks for trying to help me! Only one of them boots. Having verified with the previous owner these are the correct discs He has only ever had 1 G5 Mac pro , I'm really stumped as why they wouldn't work.
It seems to be fundamentally flawed that your restore media doesn't boot. I've tried using transmac, but it hangs when expanding the image every time I try it. By the way, most posts I have seen on this type of thing use an open firmware satement like: boot cd:, etc to boot to the cd. If this tutorial doesn't work for you, you can try these links, or this method from Appleontheapex. I'm no expert but I hope this will give you some hope that it is possible.
Message was edited by: jpl Out of curiosity I popped in an old ubuntu disc that was laying next to the computer, and it was able to read the 700mb cd-r easily. I'm learning, so please bear with me if I get confused. When pressing Option while booting, it may take some time for the drive to be seen. Thanks to Skeeve42 at Ubuntu forums for his pointers. You may need to set your user agent infomation to something like nokia. Do this if the method I described in the video doesn't work for you.
Be sure your firmware is up-to-date before attempting to install Leopard. Also, if anyone knows how to netboot one of these, I'm entirely open to that too thanks, trekkie Much as I hat to double post, I should note that this machine sat in a closet for several years before I got it. In this case, it's usb1. The installer program is automatically launched after the root system has been loaded into memory. If so, please give us the specs on it. Just as with the text-based installer it is possible to add boot parameters when starting the graphical installer.
It occurs to me that this might mean a flash drive is a really good choice for a minimal system 'rescue disk' in the way people used to keep a boot floppy somewhere. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. So here's how I did it: 1. They came with the thing when purchased. This of course makes no sense as that's when you would have wanted it as it became truly useable with the higher speeds.
I have found that, by far, the easiest way to install Leopard on unsupported G4s is to spoof the clock speed in Open Firmware before installing. The machine is ancient though that you're not going to be able to run any current i. Reboot the machine and between the chime and the first screen, hold down the opt + cmd + o + f keys. I've been trying to restore an old 233Mhz g3 wallstreet, I believe , and I've been running into problems booting to the install cd. Select proxy and change the value to 10. Installing an operating system while another operating system is in hibernation has been suspended to disk could result in loss of, or damage to the state of the suspended operating system which could cause problems when it is rebooted.
On tablets, common buttons are Volume up or Volume down. Accesed Open Firmware by holding Command+Option+O+F at the same time 4. Reboot your Mac and hold down the Cmd-Opt-O-F keys until you get a white screen with black text. Having verified with the previous owner these are the correct discs He has only ever had 1 G5 Mac pro , I'm really stumped as why they wouldn't work. Be mindful of capitalization, spaces, zeros, etc.
Right now I'm working with the 10. This unfortunately seems to be incompatible with steps 1-6. There are other ways of finding this out, but in my case, my disk is disk2s3 the 3 on the end will come into play soon. He has used the discs once before, which is why I am very puzzled that it has just ceased to play nicely. The only thing that has worked consistently for me is booting into open firmware.