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    installing 10.5 over 10.4
    Trying to upgrade my friends iBook G4 from 10.4 to 10.5, he got the install disk from ebay but when trying to install i can only get as far as language selection after that it just throws up an error message saying 'software cannot be installed on this computer'. Now as far as i can tell the iBook meets all the requirements for 10.5 but it just wont let me install.

    This is driving me absoloutley crazy so any help is appreciated even if it turns out that there is no way of installing 10.5 i just need some closure to the problem!! lol

    Thanks in advance,
    Yorange

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    Is it a retail disc or machine specific? If it's machine specific it will only install on a like machine.

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    A lot of grey coloured system restore discs are being sold by dealers on eBay and these will work usually only with the precise model machine they were released with. You need the black coloured full retail install DVD.

    This is the type of disc you need, but not the family 5 license version:-

    Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard - Find lowest price on Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard Full Version (XS39194) at Shopping.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikJenkins1187 View Post
    Is it a retail disc or machine specific?
    Quote Originally Posted by Yorange View Post
    when trying to install i can only get as far as language selection after that it just throws up an error message saying 'software cannot be installed on this computer'.
    The only time you'll get that message is when you're trying to install with a machine specific disc that doesn't match the machine you're attempting to install it on.
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