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hanlou 11-29-2011 04:12 PM

Mac OS X can not be installed on this Computer!!
I am new in the forum but an 'old' mac user.
I have a black MacBook from 2007. It crashed in september but now I bought a new hard disk (should be compatible: HITACHI TravelstarZ7K320 320GB HDD). When I try to install leopard it says that Mac OS X can not be installed on this computer.

I tried to follow a nice instruction: ( and for a moment I thought that it will work - but the massage reappeared: Mac OS X can not be installed on this computer.

Does anyone know where I go wrong?

gsahli 11-29-2011 04:24 PM

It seems likely to me that you are using a gray restore/install DVD that came with some other model of Mac. Have I guessed correctly?
Gray disks only have the motherboard drivers for one specific model of Mac. Retail DVDs have all the support files for models of Mac made before the DVD was released.

Or, you haven't partitioned and erased/formatted the hard drive for Mac OS Extended, journaled?

Mini_mi 11-29-2011 11:44 PM

+1 What gsahli said. Have seen this numerous times. You will need to use the install CD that came with the machine or buy the Full Install DVD (which can be used on all Macs).

hanlou 11-30-2011 02:04 AM

Thank you gsahli and Mini_mi.
It seems that you found the right answer. I will try harder to find the original disk or by the full version!

france_54 11-30-2011 03:17 AM

I have this prob as well, started as this
now I have managed to format the drive (extended journ) but am getting the above mentioned error. I have the original install disk that can with the machine, I have used Super duper to clone my other machine...that didnt work and so I have tried creating a bootable USB drive from a dmg of Snow Leopard and still having not of it with the above message :(

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