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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2009
    Snow Leopard Server on Macbook 2007 ?
    Hi All

    I'm a recent Mac convert and am in the process of moving some of my own linux and windows systems (I'm a Web and desktop developer) to Apple ones.

    I only have 2 macbooks at the moment (late 2007) to test with. I bought Parallels and tried to install OS X Server 10.6 but it always fails.

    So I tried to install on it on one of the MacBooks directly but after the language selection screen it says "cannot be installed on this computer".

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might try next? Apart from buying a new system!

    I'd love to prove that I CAN live on Apple systems and without Windows but I'm not going to spend a fortune on hardware to discover that I can't!

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2

    nabl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 13, 2007
    United States of America
    2.1GHz MacBook with 4GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.6, iLife and iWork 09
    Do you have 2GB of RAM? According to the requirements, you need at least two gigs of RAM and an Intel processor, and this page says the Late 2007 model could come with only 1GB.

    Aside from that, are you sure you need the server install? I don't know what you're using it for, but you might not need it. If you're planning on testing Web applications, the regular OS X install has Apache, MySQL, and PHP by default, and they're very easy to configure. If that's the kind of functionality you need, perhaps the regular desktop version will do.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2009
    yes I have 4GB in both of them.

    I really need to evaluate whether I can convince my clients to move from windows small business servers - or at least run apple server for print / file sharing and with Exchange in VM environment

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2009
    i'd like to install leopard server on a macbook (late 2007) used as desktop because lcd has non supported a drink of lemon Schweppes soda.
    I meet the same problem.
    Is there a solution?

  5. #5

    Dysfunction's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    why server?
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2009
    Question Why do i want to install Mac Os Server on a macbook?
    i understand the question.
    First of all, i want to do a home server and then i want to test Mac Os Server functionalities (for ex. wiki, podcasting...) on a config before eventually buying a mac mini server. It's always cool to learn...
    If you have an idea to install leopard server on macbook, i know it's possible, thx for sharing.

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