My old G5 PowerPC has finally received a new breath of live with a brand new Intel i7-4770K on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC motherboard. Need not say that it runs like a dream even without overclocking, which of course was expected considering how slow the old system was.
Ubuntu installed without a glitch - hands down this is the better OS, but I do need OS X installed too.
Here, the following problem emerged - in order to install the latest Mavericks, I need MacOS 10.6.8 or above. The old hard drive still has the 10.4.1 for PowerPC, which is of no use. Do I really need to install Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion before installing Mavericks? Can I use another Mac do donwoload Mavericks and create installation USB flash drive without installing an older OS first?
My guess is that this problem has appeared here before as G5 mods are common.
ps - the G5 mod looks brilliant and I'm very pleased with it. Totally worth the time and money spent and is a lot of fun too. Will post some pictures when I get the optical and hard drives installed and running.