trying to install leopard OS 10.5 on a 1.6 G5 with OS 10.3.9
mac OS X install dvd loads on desktop
i select “install mac OS X”
it prompts me to restart which i do
computer restarts at regular speed with dvd drive going crazy
but afterward no welcome screen loads
re-selecting “install mac OS X” just prompts me to restart again
can’t ever get installer to load to get past this step
i am trying to boot the DVD from an internal burner that i’d replaced the original disk drive with and am wondering if the burner is the issue? (i am a non-expert with hardware/installs/etc. so please excuse lame questions.)
the burner i’m using is a samsung super writemaster DVD writer with lightscribe, bought from OWC, item SAMSHS202NBLS, which i have never been able to get to work right. it reads disks but won’t burn them.
i’ve installed patchburn, and system profiler and disk utility recognize the drive and that the install DVD is its mount point (if that matters).
system profiler info on burner:
Vendor ID: 0x106b
Device ID: 0x0043
Revision ID: 0x0000
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202N:
Model: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202N
Drive Type: CD-RW/DVD-RW
Disc Burning: Vendor Supported
Removable Media: Yes
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk1
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
any suggestions or help would be very much appreciated
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:00 PM
Posted 21 December 2009 - 10:02 PM
You should be in this forum http://www.insanelym...hp?showforum=59
Are you sure its a leopard disk for a G5(PPC), not an intel install disc.
thanks for the reply and forum advice
reposted questions here http://www.insanelym...howtopic=203368
yes i think the leopard disk should work on a non-intel computer because my brother used the same disk to install on his dual-processor G5.
any other ideas?
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