mac OS - fresh installation

  compuabed 18:22 20 Jul 2008

I have i mac G5 and the hard drive got crashed.
I want to replace a new hard drive.
I am not able to boot from MAC restore DVD.
please help!

  Forum Editor 19:07 20 Jul 2008

that you are trying to boot the new hard drive from the restore CD?

If you are, it isn't going to happen - the files that the restore CD needs to function are all on the old drive.

  compuabed 08:24 21 Jul 2008

exactly! this is what i mean.
my old hard drive is totally crashed - - - dead.

  legalmafia 07:26 29 Jul 2008

u need a "Mac OS 10.4.6 Installtion Disk" to boot from . Recovery CD wont work on new HDD .

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