Recently, I've gone through the trouble of replacing the hard drive on my Mac with the model A1174, which the Internet says is a iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-Inch Early 2006. Needless to say that I do not have the install discs for it anymore! But I do have another Mac computer, so I followed these directions to create a boot USB but did the same thing for Yosemite:
When I plug the USB drive in and boot it up, I still get the blinking questionmarked folder. When I press the Option button to try and get into Startup Manager, it does nothing.
- Did I do something wrong making the USB drive, or are these Macs notorious for not wanting to boot off of USB?
- Why wouldn't the computer then boot into Startup Manager anyway?
- Is there like a BIOS screen where I can see that I successfully installed the hard drive?
- Will this require an install disc after all and how will I know that it'll work?
Thanks so much.