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OS 10.4 - G5 with new HDD. How to install operating system?


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I recently bought a G5 2.5 GHz quad core with no hdd and installation disk package. I bought a Hitachi SATA hard drive and tried to install 9.2.2 I had already then 10.4.
That was the plan.
When I inserted the 9.2.2 install CD and held down key C a small icon came up with a flashing question mark. It was as far as I could go. Once or twice an other screen came up showing a refresh arrow and a right arrow but nothing happend when I clicked on them.
It may sounds stupid but I'm rookie with mac it is my first one.
So any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The G5s cannot boot in to OS9, only a G4 or earlier can do that, so the OS9 based installer will not run

what do you need OS9.2 for?

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Thanks for the quick respond. Well, that was the only available install disk at home. I wanted to start with it and then use the 10.4 upgrade disk.
I'm just wondering whether it is possible to contact Apple and ask them for a replacement install pack as it came with the computer but got lost later on...
I wouldn't buy a new one if it wasn't necessary.
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THe 10.4 upgrade disk will only upgrade from an earlier version of OS X, not from 9, so basically 9 is completely unnecessary

Have you got the grey restore disks that came with the G5?

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I'm with you...
Unfortunately I don't have any original disks as the previous owner has lost them.
Seems like I'm screwd without them...
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