Question about Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop
I have been unable to install OSX 10.5 on my original G5 desktop. Booting from DVD just hangs (but worked for my old G4) and copying the system from my G4 with Carbon Copy worked until running the 10.5.6 combined update. Since running the update, I can't run any version of 10.5 (via HD or even DVD) but 10.4 still runs fine. For 10.5 the system just hangs or gives the grey screen of death. Any ideas?
Try to boot on 10.4, and then introduce de 10.5 DVD. Then the computer will ask to reboot, but with good options.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Check for a failing hard drive
Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc.
insert the Mac OS X install disc.
press the start button, while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard
Once you are running from the disc. go to Disk Utilities select the hard drive click the "repair permissions" button at the bottom.
If you get any red errors listed or it doesn't seem to finish repairing the permissions you have a failing hard drive and it will need to be replaced.
If the permissions get repaired and you still have the same issues you will need to restall the operating system. Backup important data before you do.
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