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    10.5 install help
    So I have a iBook g4 that meets all of the min requirements for install of 10.5. I have successfully installed 10.5 at an earlier date off someone elses disk but it stopped working . Now when I try to install it on my own disk I choose english then it says preparing install and then says Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer. Any ideas??!?!?!?

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    Boot the iBook with your Leopard disk and run Disk Utility direct from the DVD. Erase the disk, partition and format as HFS+ and then install the operating system and applications. You might want to make a backup of all your data first.

    Regards.

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    you lost me at partition and format sounds like chinese to me

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    could this have something to do with being a single version and not family? i thought at least i would get to cd key entry.

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    You need to install Leopard clean. Take a look here:

    http://www.tuaw.com/2007/10/26/leopa...clean-install/

    Regards.

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    i do not get the option to uprgrade or install it just says choose language then stops and says it cannot be installed on this computer

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