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isodk 05-15-2012 11:54 PM

Awesome Door Stop
 
I am the proud owner of a vintage(support status) Imac 17" Horizon
it has a speedy 1.25 ghz powerPC 7455 v3.3
an 80 gig hd(new, Blank)
a 4x tray loading super dvd
and is a excellent door stop

I have tried to load my retail osx v10.2 to no avail
all I get is a flashing icon of a folder with a ?
having read several forum posts about what to do to fix it
alas no will work for me.
there is no previous OS on it as I added the hd my self
and it came with no hd.
The cd drive works as I tried it out on my widows machine.
Any help would be appreciated.:Shouting:

chscag 05-16-2012 01:56 AM

You need to boot the machine with your 10.2 disk and format the hard drive. (Make sure you use the "Apple Partition Map" for the partition scheme.) Then, you can load the operating system and proceed with loading apps.

dtravis7 05-16-2012 03:10 AM

Have you tried booting with the C key held down? Does it make the Apple Start Up sound/chime? If so, when you hear that hold C down and keep it down. Report back.

isodk 05-17-2012 10:27 AM

re
 
I have tried booting with c key it reads the disk spins it up but no boot to disk
I can get into open firmware I have reset nv and pr and reset all. I get the chime
When it restarts its just like no one is home. I have recently since last post tried two
Diffrent hds and adiffrent disk to no avail

dtravis7 05-17-2012 11:36 AM

You say the 10.2 CD is a Retail?

Try holding down Option right after the startup sound. Keep it down and see if a boot menu comes up. Could be a defective Optical drive.

gsahli 05-17-2012 12:45 PM

That model Mac originally came with 10.2.7. (if I read MacTracker correctly)
The retail 10.2 CD doesn't have the required driver(s) for the motherboard.

10.3, 10.4, 10.5 should work.

dtravis7 05-17-2012 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsahli (Post 1406089)
That model Mac originally came with 10.2.7. (if I read MacTracker correctly)
The retail 10.2 CD doesn't have the required driver(s) for the motherboard.

10.3, 10.4, 10.5 should work.

Interesting possibility but usually here when I put in an OSX CD/DVD that is too old it will say that this version will not work with the hardware and not get the no sign apple.

harryb2448 05-17-2012 06:08 PM

Next suggestion is you have a failed optical drive on your hands. Slot loaders do have a high failure rate. try blowing out with canned compressed air for starters.


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