Wont see harddrive on boot
I have G5 quad (dual, dualcore). I have seen a lot of questions and answers about this machine on a lot of boards. It seems to be a quirky machine for being a Mac. I bought it used from a remarketing firm and it was previously owned by and Audio Guy. When he turned the machine back in at end of lease he removed his hard drive. This is common for these situations as I have been involved in many.
Now, I have been a PC guy for years but have owned enough Macs to get me in trouble only. I had a 750 gig SATA drive that fit right in there with the help of the extra bubble head screws Mac provides near the drive area. I hooked it up and checked all cables. I hooked the Mac monitor up and lit off off!
Of course it did nothing but show me an Apple on screen then a flashing folder with a question mark. This did not surprise me. I looked through all my Mac stuff and could only find OS9 and a G5 OS 10.37. it would not see OS9 at all and when holding down the shift key it sees the 10.37 early Leopard disk but would not see a hard drive to install it to. If I clicked on the DVD disk it goes Apple screen then a circle with a line through it. A friend just came over with his Mac Pro Op system and it is 10.5.2 and it actually for the first time saw the disk and started the spinning wheel!! then it said you can not install this software on this computer! I was able to use disk utilities and check my 750 gig drive and it was all green and said to be good. Yet by holding the shift key down shouldn't it show up as a usable disk to install to??? Is it that I need a specific disk "ONLY" go install on this thing?
I am pulling my hair out and I don't have that much to spare!
Any help would be amazing!!