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Can't install Mac OS X Leopard on Power Mac G5.

I got a Power Mac G5, from a friend, without Hard Drive. I bought a SATA Seagate 80 GB Hard Drive and Mac OS X Leopard installation DVD. I search online and found the installation steps, so I plug in the installation DVD and keep holding the C key during the boot up, but all I got is just a blank screen. After some more search online try to get some troubleshooting idea, I shutdown the system, turn it back on and holding the Option key, now the screen show up a lock with a blank block, I guest it's asking for some kind of password before it let the installation start. Call my friend for the password, she doesn't know any thing about it because she got this from a Flea Market. I never use Mac PC before and know nothing about Mac. I think it is some kind of BIOS / System password. Please help !!! very appreciate any suggestion to fix this.

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  • andreypl Apr 12, 2009

    hello. i have power mac g5. i bought from goodwill without Hard Drive and ram memory so i bought 2 ddr ram 1 GB each. and i install the Hard Drive which i already had, i pill it from loptop. i also bought tigard 10.4 installation DVD. I
    search online and found the installation steps, so I plug in the
    installation DVD and keep holding the C key during the boot up, but all
    I got is just a blank screen. After some more search online try to get
    some troubleshooting idea, I shutdown the system, turn it back on and
    holding the Option key, now the screen show up a lock with a blank
    block, I guest it's asking for some kind of password before it let the
    installation start. Call my friend for the password, she doesn't know
    any thing about it because she got this from a Flea Market. I never use
    Mac PC before and know nothing about Mac. I think it is some kind of
    BIOS / System password. Please help !!! very appreciate any suggestion
    to fix this.

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Email me at glenn@light.on.ca i have the fix for you

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    juliesiddy Aug 20, 2012

    i have powermac g5 with tiger i try to install leopard it spits back out ive tryed everything,please help

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