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NO OS, No Hard Drive........HELP

by towdow3 / August 20, 2010 7:53 AM PDT

i just got a 500gb sata hd and i have no os on this g5 power mac. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Not unusual
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 20, 2010 11:04 PM PDT

as that 500GB SATA hard drive would be blank when you purchased it.

Take the OS X installation DVD, put it in the optical drive and boot the G5 from it by holding down the "C" key at the chime. Keep it down until you see the spinning gear.
Once booted, choose utilities from the Installer menu and format (initialize) your new drive using Disk Utility.
Once initialized, reboot, again holding down the "C" key and proceed with installation of OS X onto that 500GB drive.

Hopefully your cry for help does not mean that you do not have any OS X installation disks.


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NO OS, No Hard Drive........HELP
by towdow3 / August 21, 2010 12:20 AM PDT
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Acutally....I Don't. i dont want to but i think i will bite the bullet and have to purchase a retail, or find a good bootleg version.

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Go to Amazon for a retail copy of 10.5
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 21, 2010 6:23 AM PDT

but do NOT go digging for a bootleg copy or this conversation ceases.


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