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Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!

Here's my dilemma. I bought a mac pro second hand. I thought I had everything until I started my clean install process where I discovered i don't have disc 2. The original owner says he cannot locate the disc. I have begun install and am stuck where the mac is asking for disc 2. at this point where do i go from here?

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You haven't really told us what exactly you're trying to install...but if you're trying to install the OS...and you're interested in 10.6 Snow Leopard...just go to your local Apple Store & get it for $29.

Regarding the whole "disk #2" question...you're stuck at the moment. You could call Apple at their "800" number & explain the situation...but this will cost you around $20 bucks as well (these disks will most likely be OS 10.4 or 10.5)...so if you want OS 10.6...get the $29 disk from the Apple Store.

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G'day and welcome to the forums.

Contact the Apple Store and purchase the Snow Leopard DVD for US$29 and when you have it reformat the drive and do a clean install. You will not complete without disc 2 and it will not be Snow Leopard an d it is the fastest OS for your Mac Pro. Keep on annoying the seller until he finds disc 2 as you will need it for Apple Hardware Test.

Confound it Nick beat me by 1 minute!!

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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?? - Couple of options - Try installing again and this time deselect all of the additional software (I forget the term that is used). iLife and other extras are on disc 2. Not sure if this will work or not - never tried it.

Other option, spend $29 for Snow Leopard and $49 for iLife.

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lol - and I'm watching TV while typing, so it takes a few minutes.

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Confound it Nick beat me by 1 minute!!
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Ok. I was trying to install leopard 10.5. So what you guys are saying is just purchase snow leopard? if so, how do I install is tif the machine keeps asking for disc 2?
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Ok. I was trying to install leopard 10.5. So what you guys are saying is just purchase snow leopard? if so, how do I install is tif the machine keeps asking for disc 2?
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If you're installing Snow Leopard from the $29 install disk from the Apple Store...you don't need the disk/disks you have...all you need is the single 10.6 Snow Leopard disk.

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Ok. So now the Mac installer just hangs. Someone please help
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Ok. So now the Mac installer just hangs. Someone please help
Just hangs doing what?...you need to keep us up to date with details.

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It just sits on a grey screen with Mac installer in the menu..when I try to boot from the retail disc that I now have it says it needs to restart then its back to tnhe grey screen with installer menu..
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It just sits on a grey screen with Mac installer in the menu..when I try to boot from the retail disc that I now have it says it needs to restart then its back to tnhe grey screen with installer menu..
If you have a Mac Pro...and you have an OS 10.6 install disk (not a gray disk)...we need to know the exact model Mac Pro you have, and what version of 10.6 'Snow Leopard" you're trying to install.

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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Mac pro. The retail disc states version 10.5.1
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Purchase Snow Leopard OS X.6.

Boot from that disc, go to Disk Utility in the Menu Bar, run Repair Disc, then Partition even if only one partition and format Mac OS Extended (Journalled).

Back to the Installer and proceed.

Update to OS X.6.5 using the Combo Updater from the Apple web site.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Trying it now..how do I partition?
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Disk Utility as stated above, and select the 'Partition' tab. And don't try any more with that Leopard partial disc set.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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