New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

iMac Tiger won't install Leopard.


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Dmrogen

 
Member Since: May 20, 2010
Posts: 3
Dmrogen is on a distinguished road

Dmrogen is offline
I'm running Apple 10.4.11 on my iMac and last night I loaded the wrong install disk in an attempt to upgrade to Leopard. I'm not sure what disk is in there I bought it on Ebay. I was sent the wrong disk. It came with the manual on how to get an iMac started for the first time so I assume they just sold me the retail start-up version and not the upgrade. Now when I get past the language part of install it says "Max OS X can't be installed on this computer" "If you want to restore your system from a Time Machine backup, click "Restore from Backup" Then I have options to Restore from Backup or Restart.

Question: How do I get the CD out of the drive?
Question: Did this erase my hard drive from the iMac?
Question: What do I do once I get the CD out? I want to upgrade all the way to snow leopard and just need to know which CD to buy

I don't know a ton about this stuff, but would appreciate your help in any way. Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
toMACsh

 
toMACsh's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 30, 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 5,592
toMACsh is a name known to alltoMACsh is a name known to alltoMACsh is a name known to alltoMACsh is a name known to alltoMACsh is a name known to alltoMACsh is a name known to alltoMACsh is a name known to all
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core 2 Duo

toMACsh is offline
What color is the disc?

I'm guessing it's gray. if so, it is model-specific. If it's not for your model, it won't work.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 28,149
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
We need so much more information...like what are the specs of your computer?

- Nick

- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Dmrogen

 
Member Since: May 20, 2010
Posts: 3
Dmrogen is on a distinguished road

Dmrogen is offline
The disk was gray, leading me to the same conclusion that it's not my model. I believe this iMac is the 1.83GHz Intel 17-inch (Core Duo)

(MA199LL) 17-inch iMac Intel
Introduced January 10, 2006
Discontinued September 6, 2006
Part Number MA199LL
Processor 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
L2 Cache 2MB Shared
Frontside Bus 667MHz
Memory 512MB 667MHz DDR2
Hard drive 160GB Serial ATA, 7200 rpm
Optical drive 8x SuperDrive

These are the specs or very close (can't get on to check actual specs)

Thanks for the help fellas.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 28,149
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmrogen View Post
Question: How do I get the CD out of the drive?
Question: Did this erase my hard drive from the iMac?
Question: What do I do once I get the CD out? I want to upgrade all the way to snow leopard and just need to know which CD to buy
Thanks for the model info.

1. To get the CD out of the drive...there's a button on the keyboard in the upper right corner that has a triangle on it...push this button. Or...you can restart the computer, immediately press & hold the mouse button...and the disk should eject.

2. No...this should not have erased your HD.

3. Go to your nearest Apple Store...and purchase a $29 Snow Leopard install disk.

HTH,

- Nick

- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
You have to buy the mac box upgrade to upgrade from Tiger. Snow leopard on its own wont work or so Im told.

It costs about a hundred dollars or so.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,625
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matteo View Post
You have to buy the mac box upgrade to upgrade from Tiger. Snow leopard on its own wont work or so Im told.

It costs about a hundred dollars or so.
Untrue. Apple wants you to buy the Mac Boxed Set, but there's nothing stopping you from using the $29 upgrade. You will need to format your HDD and do a clean install, but it's a very worthy upgrade.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
ahhh is that so...? Well they fooled me lol

I dont wanna format though I just wanna upgrade, is that 29 dollar beauty ok for this...?

My macbookpro came with Tiger 10.4.11
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,625
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matteo View Post
ahhh is that so...? Well they fooled me lol

I dont wanna format though I just wanna upgrade, is that 29 dollar beauty ok for this...?

My macbookpro came with Tiger 10.4.11
Nope. You pretty much have to do a clean install (and the same would be true of the Mac Boxed Set, there is no direct upgrade from 10.4 to 10.6).

So, just make a backup using SuperDuper. Do your clean install. When it's finished, it will ask if you would like to run the Migration Assistant. Do it. Then, hook up your external HDD and Migration Assistant will pull all of your docs/data and settings over. What I would *not* recommend is to bring over all of your apps, as many will be outdated and could potentially cause issues with 10.6.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
ahh ok mate thanks.

With the clean install I wouldnt need anything extra besides the cd's would I...?

I dont have any serials or original disks with me (although I think I can find the serial somewhere on my comp...?)

Cheers

P.S I think Ill do it with ccc as its free.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,625
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matteo View Post
ahh ok mate thanks.

With the clean install I wouldnt need anything extra besides the cd's would I...?

I dont have any serials or original disks with me (although I think I can find the serial somewhere on my comp...?)

Cheers

P.S I think Ill do it with ccc as its free.
If you pull the apps back over with Migration Assistant, then you'll be OK for the most part. But again, I'm not sure that I would recommend pulling over all of those apps (especially if they're old) as a lot of software had to be rewritten or updated to play nicely with 10.6.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
Yeh Ive heard that.

There are only two programs Im pulling back over and they are Propellerhead Reason and Record.

They both required license keys to work/install, will these setting be affected at all...?

Wow macs really are so much easier than pc's once you get the hang of them.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,625
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matteo View Post
Yeh Ive heard that.

There are only two programs Im pulling back over and they are Propellerhead Reason and Record.

They both required license keys to work/install, will these setting be affected at all...?

Wow macs really are so much easier than pc's once you get the hang of them.
I'm honestly not sure. But I would definitely search for your keys and install media before you get started.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
I'm honestly not sure. But I would definitely search for your keys and install media before you get started.
I actually found out that the programs I want can actually just be reinstalled with the same keys.

Ive backed up all the files I will need so the next step is to get over to the mac shop, buy the sleopard and start boogie-ing

Thanks man
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
Well it worked.

Now running the sleopard and it looks great, such a change from Tiger.

Installed Dreamweaver, Fireworks etc and with only 2g ram they start very quickly.

The only issue I have come across so far is that when running either of these applications the mouse pad seems to run a bit slower, you kinda have to put more effort into the push of the pointer.

I've adjusted the mouse pads settings but still quite slow. Is this is cpu issue, a well known occurence...?

Anyway thanks for helping me out the last few days guys. :-)
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« How do i install windows applications in MAC | Time Machine - restore from Mac disaster »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Install OSX Leopard on ibook G4 from Intel iMac sftosendai OS X - Operating System 7 09-04-2009 09:23 AM
Questions about eMacs Macswitcha Apple Desktops 27 03-28-2009 07:42 PM
stock tiger about to install leopard quackbook OS X - Operating System 3 02-26-2008 11:32 AM
Leopard install problem. It says I don't have tiger. WTH! space_invader64 OS X - Operating System 2 12-03-2007 06:34 PM
Is it worth to switch from iMac G4 to iMac G5?? Mainyehc Apple Desktops 12 03-13-2006 07:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?