New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.4 - What Now!?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
timbo

 
Member Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 7
timbo is on a distinguished road

timbo is offline
Need to change admin password on my G5 but when I put in an install disc, restart and press 'C' mac doesn't boot but instead fans go nuts and computer almost takes off out the window. Does anybody know what I can do?

Cheers in advance
Tim
QUOTE Thanks
timbo

 
Member Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 7
timbo is on a distinguished road

timbo is offline
Can I just add that the install disc I'm using is for my G5 back home not my work G5 (the one I'm trying to sort out)
QUOTE Thanks
mac57

 
mac57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 29, 2006
Location: St. Somewhere
Posts: 4,560
mac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM

mac57 is offline
Fans going nuts is a sure sign of a kernel panic. Sounds like the DVD is corrupted...

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
I was on the Mac-Forums honor roll for September 2007
QUOTE Thanks
rman

 
rman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 12,591
rman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi

rman is offline
I have had problems from time to time booting my Power Mac G5 from the recovery disk also. Mine was more of the mouse was unresponsive. For me, I had to try booting multiple times before it worked.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Welcome to Mac-forums, timbo.

Are the G5s the same model (example: Power Mac G5) and the same generation? If not, that could be why your install disk doesn't work.
QUOTE Thanks
timbo

 
Member Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 7
timbo is on a distinguished road

timbo is offline
To be honest I just always leave my mac on because if I turn it It'll be another half hour before I get it on again after multiple boots like yourself. Took it to a mac tech shop in Belfast and they said they sorted it and that it was just the programme manager needing resetting but this isn't the case because I still have issues with it starting. neye:
QUOTE Thanks
timbo

 
Member Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 7
timbo is on a distinguished road

timbo is offline
Hi MacHeadCase!

Both are G5's but probably not same generation to be honest. I'm not overly computer savvy but I think my own G5 isn't as 'recent'. I'll find this out.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« How to Disable "Clear History" function | Does upgrading OS heat up your mac. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?