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Hard drive wiped. Do I need to boot with the original system discs?

Recently bought a used MacPro 1.1 (MA356LL/A) Model A1186 off ebay. The hard drive has been completely wiped. Original boot disc was NOT included with the machine. I've tried booting from a Snow Leopard 10.6.3 disc and all I get is a grey screen with a flashing file folder graphic with a question mark.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get this puppy working? Do I need to get the original OS that this model shipped with in order to boot it? I'm not even sure which OS to get.



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Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original) Specs

Identifiers: Mac Pro - MA356LL/A - MacPro1,1* - A1186 - 2113

Your machine shipped with: 10.4.7

Your Maximum MacOS is: X 10.7.5*

You're probably trying to boot from a gray system disk made for another machine.

Get retail 10.6 DVD then upgrade if you want to.

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Thanks, Meyer. I've been trying to boot it with a new retail OSX 10.6.3 system disc. The problem is that the hard drive has been completely erased. My original question is, do I need to track down an original PowerMac 10.04.7 in order to boot the machine and install an operating system?




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