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10.5: Install on a PPC Mac from an external USB Drive
Authored by: snatch on Aug 27, '12 09:32:19PM

I have a G5 Imac 2 GHz machine with a faulty cd drive. I tried the hint and although all steps were correct once I got to 'boot ud:3,\System\ etc '.. it always replied ' unknown word, HERE= ff9dfb71 ' .

So I ended up a formatting an external HD with 2 apple partitions. One used to restore an image of Mac os x 10.5 and the other one free, hooked it up via target disk mode from another Mac, re-booted it up pressing 'c' and it worked for me.

This was the only way after numerous attempts of target mode and Open Firmware failures



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