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

upgrading macmini from tiger to leopard


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mufngruf

 
Member Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posts: 55
mufngruf is on a distinguished road

mufngruf is offline
so, I bought a used mini (1.83 core duo) running with 2GB of Ram and a newly installed 500~GB hard drive.... and tiger installation disks.
My imac leopard installation disks don't work... either directly or restored onto an external drive.
so - without going onto the black market, can I buy some kind of upgrade from Apple or do I have to buy a set of disks at full retail - and how much would they be?
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 26,734
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
Since you have a"core duo" Mac-Mini...why not just upgrade to OS 10.6 Snow Leopard.

- Nick

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

 
Member Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posts: 55
mufngruf is on a distinguished road

mufngruf is offline
because I don't have the disks - except for those which work with my imac.. but won't work with the mini
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 26,734
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 mufngruf View Post
because I don't have the disks - except for those which work with my imac.. but won't work with the mini
You don't seem to have a working 10.5 Leopard install disc either!

So if choosing which install discs to buy (10.5 "Leopard" or 10.6 "Snow Leopard")...why not go for the latest version (10.6)...10.6 is less expensive as well.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,628
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
The 10.5 DVD's that came with your iMac will not work on your Mini. They only will install with an iMac of the same basic specs as yours. You will have to purchase 10.5 or 10.6, so like Nick said, why not go with 10.6? I have a Mini like yours with 10.6 and it flies. Works great and much quicker boot and shutdown than with 10.5.
QUOTE Thanks
mufngruf

 
Member Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posts: 55
mufngruf is on a distinguished road

mufngruf is offline
Thanks for the help folks but, the question was,
"can I buy some kind of upgrade from Apple or do I have to buy a set of disks at full retail - and how much would they be? "
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,753
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
OFFS.

Snow Leopard costs $30. Just get Snow Leopard.
QUOTE Thanks
mufngruf

 
Member Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posts: 55
mufngruf is on a distinguished road

mufngruf is offline
well thanks for that - but now I have a much different problem. I have managed to upgrade to Snow leopard via a oartition/external combo - but now I have no audio... not even the option of audio.
Apparently this is a problem with upgrading these mini thingies to Snow... anyone have an opinion on this?

PS where do I get Snow for $30 - or the UK equivalent?
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,628
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
I have that same Mini and the audio works fine in Snow Leopard. Not sure in the UK.

What Snow Leopard did you install? If it was from a DVD for another Mac that is why you have no audio. You said you installed from a partition/external combo. Where did that install come from?


I have personally upgraded 3 1.66 Mini's with the $29 Snow Leopard DVD and all worked perfectly. Audio, Video, everything.
QUOTE Thanks
mufngruf

 
Member Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posts: 55
mufngruf is on a distinguished road

mufngruf is offline
apparently it's a hardware issue - I went back and wiped the drive and reinstalled the tiger disks that came with the mini and still no audio. I suspect that the goon that did the drive upgrade hasn't reseated the cable properly (or worse, cracked the soundcard).. sheesh...
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,628
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
Let me check my manual. By sound are you talking the internal speaker or the jacks in back are dead also? I have the service manual. There is one small plug that has to be plugged back in.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Upgrading 10.3.9 OS to 10.4 or 10.5 | Creating and organizing user accounts »
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
Upgrading Tiger to (Leopard, Snow Leopard or...HELP!) wilkesep3 OS X - Operating System 5 01-09-2011 03:42 PM
Upgrading from Tiger to Leopard (not Snow Leopard)+installing new internal hard drive solarsloth122 Switcher Hangout 6 01-02-2011 05:15 PM
Is it worth upgrading from Tiger to Leopard? oxband OS X - Operating System 1 01-17-2009 05:05 PM
upgrading from tiger to leopard berrill OS X - Operating System 1 05-10-2008 11:00 AM
Leopard, Logic, Tiger and Windows Ali OS X - Operating System 2 05-06-2008 08:34 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:39 PM.

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?