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  1. Success! At least for now Took a while to get the OS installed, but it finished late last night. Got to work on moving over all of my old games from my G3 in the meantime... which takes quite a while over USB1? I even managed to give the G5 a nice upgrade - Found two brand new 1GB sticks in the back of the place I work at, and swapped the 160GB HDD for an SSD. Huge thanks to everyone who chirped in. https://imgur.com/a/I10dlrZ
  2. LaPorta sent me a .cdr format image that when burned with Imgburn in Windows....ACTUALLY BOOTED. One step closer to getting it up and running, and then setting Classic Mode up with all of my games.
  3. Hmm... Haven't moved large files in a while. I imagine something like uploading it to Mega.nz or using a Google folder is a way to go.
  4. Shouldn't be the case. I used #30 from this long list of OS discs on the garden, which is for PPC. https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/mac-osx-mac-os-10-ppc?page=1
  5. SN is w88491fxpp8 , which according to EveryMac is a 20" 1.8Ghz PPC 970 (A1076/EMC2008 model. As far as I can tell this model shipped with 10.3.5 Panther - at least according to EveryMac. (Seems like I can't edit posts after a short while - Excuse the semi spam)
  6. You're 100% right, MOS. I should have done the model checking first thing.
  7. Definitely worth a try. Also tried my old 10.3? Discs, but those are too old for it, it seems. :/
  8. Right - So we're all pretty much in agreement that it's either a bad image, or a bad burn. Does anyone know a good image that'll install on a "blank" iMac G5, and what tools to use (preferably on Windows, since borrowing a Mac for this is going to take a while). I don't know the exact model - It's 24" from corner to corner (of the actual Mac, not just the LCD) and it currently has a 160GB Drive mounted with an Apple Logo. I can pop the 160GB back in to get more exact specs if needed, but the OS is acting very weird (I initially tried to just roll with it, but I can't launch most apps like Toast to unpack anything)
  9. According to MacGarden this is a 10.4.6 DVD, so it "shouldn't" be that.
  10. Hey folks. New guy here. Bought a G5 iMac to replace my aging and rather bulky G3 "Aquarium", but I'm having some trouble getting it ready for primetime. TLDR; I download and burned a Tiger 10.4 install disc (From Macintoshgarden, and using AnyBurn on my Windows PC), but I can't for the life of me get the Mac to boot from it. It shows up in OSX on the Mac using the old HDD (I am attempting to swap to a new SSD for longevity) I've been hard at googling troubleshooting all evening, but it would appear that the disc I burned simply isn't recognized as bootable. Does anyone know a surefire way to burn the DMG archives that Macintoshgarden offer, or have an alternative? I only have Windows atm, so no MacOS based solutions available. :(