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WTB: Small Internal Drive with 10.5.8 pre-installed
« on: May 14, 2017, 12:41:18 AM »
I've had enough!

New CD/DVR does as did the A-105 drive. Seems there were patches for the A-105 via OS X that enabled them (not in OS 9). And, as I do not have any OS X remnants available on either of my internal drives, seems a new (to me) drive with OS 10.5.8 might be the easiest way to go... then I'll simply work back to OS 9. (Instead of what I have done.)

BTW, It's an 2003 1.25MHz DP MDD w/o any original install disks.

Interested? PM me a price and the most reasonable price, gets the task. (No USB flash drives, don't even want to try that route.)

Nothing fancy, or huge... just get this thing off it's knees. Hell, I'd even send you a small drive to install it on, if necessary.

Lemme know.
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Re: WTB: Small Internal Drive with 10.5.8 pre-installed
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 12:29:18 PM »
I have 16 Hard drive Images of 10.5.8 with all updates installed, I can clone you one if that helps to any drive of your choice, PM Me if that is what you need

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Re: WTB: Small Internal Drive with 10.5.8 pre-installed
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 10:48:30 PM »
So, what DVR did you buy and did you install the correct driver for it? And it still shows a grayed-out OSX on the DVD?
I'm asking because it now you're just Band-Aiding over the issue after all of the time we BOTH put into it and the next time something happens, you'll be right back in the same place again wishing you had a working DVD drive to boot from, to run Time machine from, etc. etc.

Your choice of course… I'm just sayin'

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Re: WTB: Small Internal Drive with 10.5.8 pre-installed
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 01:10:21 PM »
It’s a GWA-4082B DVD-R/CD-RW (MatSHITa 678-0489B) out of a G5. Apple System Profiler on MDD with OS 9.2.2 notes it as “supported” with driver version 1.4.8. I’ve attempted connection both as a Cable Select and as Master. AND it reads DVDs the same as the A-105. It “sees’ the install DVD just won’t allow boot from it via C key start, or recognize it from Option start.

An install version of OS X 10.3 from Macintosh Garden (CD only set), allows me to select “install” from disk 1 and then restarts, only to just sit there and do nothing after clicking the install option in the new window, after the restart. Original Apple retail OS 10.3 install disk is on it's way, as is the requested small 10.5.8 HD.

If new, pre-installed 10.5.8 internal drive boots successfully, then questionable CD/DVR's may then definitively be exposed... and I'll then buy another CD/DVR drive. If new 10.5.8 drive does not boot, well then... I'll pull some more of my hair out, but for now I'm trying to "Think Different" and quite possibly just "Punt".

Thanks again for your help and mucho above-and-beyond consideration. I'll be certain to post results (or any lack thereof).
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Re: WTB: Small Internal Drive with 10.5.8 pre-installed
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 02:53:54 PM »
Wow… Are you sure you didn't cut in line in front of a gypsy or something?
It really does look as though you have a cursed machine.

Holler back when the drive comes.

Good luck!

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Re: WTB: Small Internal Drive with 10.5.8 pre-installed
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:31:51 PM »
It’s a GWA-4082B DVD-R/CD-RW (MatSHITa 678-0489B) out of a G5. Apple System Profiler on MDD with OS 9.2.2 notes it as “supported” with driver version 1.4.8. I’ve attempted connection both as a Cable Select and as Master. AND it reads DVDs the same as the A-105. It “sees’ the install DVD just won’t allow boot from it via C key start, or recognize it from Option start.

An install version of OS X 10.3 from Macintosh Garden (CD only set), allows me to select “install” from disk 1 and then restarts, only to just sit there and do nothing after clicking the install option in the new window, after the restart. Original Apple retail OS 10.3 install disk is on it's way, as is the requested small 10.5.8 HD.

If new, pre-installed 10.5.8 internal drive boots successfully, then questionable CD/DVR's may then definitively be exposed... and I'll then buy another CD/DVR drive. If new 10.5.8 drive does not boot, well then... I'll pull some more of my hair out, but for now I'm trying to "Think Different" and quite possibly just "Punt".

Thanks again for your help and mucho above-and-beyond consideration. I'll be certain to post results (or any lack thereof).
Hi
This issues seems familiar, I remember when processing a job lot of eMacs that some GWA drives would not work with 10.5 and seemed to be only supported in 10.4. it stuck in my mind as I was selling them with 10.5 on so had to swap out the drives as I had similar issues trying to boot of the drive with the instal disk. I'm not sure if it was the same model as it was years ago though. Lack of support in 10.5 for things like the Thompson USB modems BT issued caused kernal panics ( it took me ages to work out why a customers upgraded to 10.5 eMac kept kernal panicing because of that )  so I guess there could be other issues generated by not supporting some components/accessories.
The only other thing I can think of that might be causing your issue is if the ide cable to the optical drives is faulty/damaged. Have you tried it on one the HDD IDE connections with a different cable?
Clare