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

CD Install from 10.5.8 to 10.6.1 (MacBook)


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
alexwylde

 
Member Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posts: 1
alexwylde is on a distinguished road

alexwylde is offline
Hi friends. I have an installation CD for OSX 10.6.1 (Snow Leopard). I'm currently running 10.5.8 and am trying to upgrade. For some reason, I cannot install from the CD. When I try to run it from the desktop, I get a dialogue that says "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer" (or something very similar). Furthermore, when I try to boot from the CD, all of my "Utility" options in the menu bar are greyed out.

I read somewhere that one problem might be that my HD needs to be partitioned in order to install 10.6. Well, I partitioned my HD and had the exact same problems as before.

Save for any genius recommendations from you guys, my next line of attack is to do a clean install from 10.6 (i.e., completely wiping my HD). I have an external HD and have backed up all my stuff on there via Time Machine. My questions are these:

Are there any risks involved with this process? (Like, even though I have everything backed up, is there something that I could totally screw up and brick my computer?)

Also, when I go to restore my stuff from my external HD, should I go through the migration assistant that pops up when you first install a new OS? Or should I just copy/paste all my stuff to where I want it? Would there be any potential issues because my backup was for 10.5.8, but I would be migrating to 10.6?


Any comments, insights, or answers would be greatly appreciated!
QUOTE Thanks
RavingMac

 
RavingMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2008
Location: In Denial
Posts: 7,572
RavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G

RavingMac is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexwylde View Post
Hi friends. I have an installation CD for OSX 10.6.1 (Snow Leopard). I'm currently running 10.5.8 and am trying to upgrade. For some reason, I cannot install from the CD. When I try to run it from the desktop, I get a dialogue that says "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer" (or something very similar). Furthermore, when I try to boot from the CD, all of my "Utility" options in the menu bar are greyed out.

I read somewhere that one problem might be that my HD needs to be partitioned in order to install 10.6. Well, I partitioned my HD and had the exact same problems as before.

Save for any genius recommendations from you guys, my next line of attack is to do a clean install from 10.6 (i.e., completely wiping my HD). I have an external HD and have backed up all my stuff on there via Time Machine. My questions are these:

Are there any risks involved with this process? (Like, even though I have everything backed up, is there something that I could totally screw up and brick my computer?)

Also, when I go to restore my stuff from my external HD, should I go through the migration assistant that pops up when you first install a new OS? Or should I just copy/paste all my stuff to where I want it? Would there be any potential issues because my backup was for 10.5.8, but I would be migrating to 10.6?


Any comments, insights, or answers would be greatly appreciated!
Welcome to the Forums

The best advice I can give is:
1) Don't erase your current OS until you know you can update successfully
2) This question/issue has come up many many many times on this forum. I have personally responded to at least five different threads in the last week similar to yours. Please use the search function and read the threads that have already been posted. If you still need help after that, post back with questions

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
QUOTE Thanks
elangford1990

 
Member Since: Apr 11, 2012
Posts: 1
elangford1990 is on a distinguished road

elangford1990 is offline
I am having the same problem, and have been searching through the threads. I cannot find a fix. I dont have the installation disk that came with the computer, and need to wipe it. i have backed the drive with an external hard drive...
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,233
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: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
To both of the posters with these problems: I find it absolutely remarkable that neither one of you mentioned the make of the computer involved. I'm wondering if that's not the issue, particularly given the error message.
QUOTE Thanks
gsahli

 
Member Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posts: 1,009
gsahli is a jewel in the roughgsahli is a jewel in the roughgsahli is a jewel in the rough

gsahli is offline
"What OS Disk Do I Need?" A Brief Overview
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Slower after OS upgrade | Hidden user account in OSx »
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 10.6 to Old Macbook seo singapore OS X - Operating System 7 12-31-2009 12:05 AM
Cannot install any updates 10.5.8 ibook G4 78rpm OS X - Operating System 5 12-09-2009 11:54 PM
Can't install update for 10.5.8 moymndz OS X - Operating System 3 08-05-2009 08:33 PM
The "Mod your MacBook" thread kaidomac Apple Notebooks 50 07-11-2006 08:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 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?