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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #11
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I just wanted to make sure you know that RAM in that G5 needs to be matched pairs installed from the inner slots out (first pair in what would be from the top slots 4 and 5, second pair in 3 and 6 etc...).

Since you said it has 2.5 gigs I'm assuming 2x256MB in one pair of slots and 2x1GB in a second pair right?
Thanks, I figured that out this morning. Removing only the 1GB prevented the G5 from starting up. And yes, I have 2x 1GB and 2x 256MB.
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #12
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Thanks, I figured that out this morning. Removing only the 1GB prevented the G5 from starting up. And yes, I have 2x 1GB and 2x 256MB.
Well with that out of the running (and the 250GB drive working perfectly) and the disks installing correctly on the 250GB drive the culprit would seem to be the 1TB drive. Try zeroing it and reinstalling one last time... if that doesn't work you may have to replace the drive.
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I would sure be suspicious of the install disk you got, especially considering the source error notice you got.

But you may want to check the drive manufactured for any needed jumper setting, (watch me get shot down and be told I'm an idiot), as your G5 uses 1.5 Gb/s and some of the later 3 and 6 Gb/s SATA drives may need to have the jumper set and to set it to use the forced 1.5 Gb/s speed.

PS: Some of the WD drives I believe had incorrect info on the label for the jumper positions.

Maybe Just an odd chance that the new HD and the G5 aren't quite communicating at the same level or speed????
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On the packaging I see SATA-3G, I'm going assume that they meant 3Gb/s. Alright, I'm going to pop a jumper on the 5th and 6th pins and try again.
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I would sure be suspicious of the install disk you got, especially considering the source error notice you got.
Me too, but if it installed on a 250GB I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't on a 1TB...

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But you may want to check the drive manufactured for any needed jumper setting, (watch me get shot down and be told I'm an idiot), as your G5 uses 1.5 Gb/s and some of the later 3 and 6 Gb/s SATA drives may need to have the jumper set and to set it to use the forced 1.5 Gb/s speed.
It's worth a shot...
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I got "check source media" again after putting a jumper on. I returned the DVD and got a dual layered one and still I have the same problem
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Huh...??? You "returned the DVD and got a dual layered one"???

All Mac OS 10.5.x Leopard install disks were DL with aprox. 7+ GB of data to install.

The only non DVD and/or DL Mac OS install disks I know of were from a special Apple ordered set for 10.4.x that came on multiple CDs.

I'd really question your Mac setup AND the Apple support dealer that you're working with, and the word "dealer" would be my concern - and maybe that's just what they are. ???
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Not all G5s can boot off of dual layer burned disks in there internal drives, have you tried booting from an external cd drive that is newer?
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Huh...??? You "returned the DVD and got a dual layered one"???

All Mac OS 10.5.x Leopard install disks were DL with aprox. 7+ GB of data to install.

The only non DVD and/or DL Mac OS install disks I know of were from a special Apple ordered set for 10.4.x that came on multiple CDs.

I'd really question your Mac setup AND the Apple support dealer that you're working with, and the word "dealer" would be my concern - and maybe that's just what they are. ???
As stated somewhere above, the disk was a burned copy that I got with a license (Snow Leopard disk) at MidTown Digital.
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Not all G5s can boot off of dual layer burned disks in there internal drives, have you tried booting from an external cd drive that is newer?
I can boot off the disk, I just can't install to my 1TB harddrive.
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