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Acrilyc 12-10-2011 09:34 PM

Trying to install Leopord over Tiger, get stuck on white loading screen
 
I've made 2 disks for Leopard, and neither work. I put one in the disk drive and then it prompts me to restart to start installing but it just sits on the white loading screen with the apple. Can someone please help me out? is it possible for me to get Leopard onto my mac?

1.8 Single, 1.5GB RAM, (have 2GB in it but only 1.5 are showing in About this mac...)

750GB HD.

gsahli 12-10-2011 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Acrilyc (Post 1338651)
I've made 2 disks for Leopard, and neither work.

... that's your problem. It's illegal.
If you've copied someone else's gray "machine-specific" DVD, then that will never work.

Acrilyc 12-10-2011 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsahli (Post 1338655)
... that's your problem. It's illegal.
If you've copied someone else's gray "machine-specific" DVD, then that will never work.

Think I should stick with Tiger, or buy a copy of Leopard for $120?

harryb2448 12-11-2011 04:29 PM

Even better spend $29 and get Snow Leopard if it is for your MacBook Pro or iMac. Then you can update to Lion OS X.7. Tiger is an old, old operating system no longer supported by Apple.

MacLicious 12-11-2011 05:48 PM

I thought it was illegal to buy and install used software?

chscag 12-11-2011 08:42 PM

It's not illegal to buy and install used software or an operating system provided it's not being used or retained by someone else at the same time. In other words, they still retain the license. That's why when buying a used copy of say, Leopard, make sure you receive the original DVD not a copy. If the person who sold it to you is still retaining a copy on his\her machine, then they are in violation of the EULA not you.

Acrilyc 12-11-2011 09:33 PM

Well it is for my G5. I wish I could use Snow Leopard.. But, I'm seeing if any of my friends has a 10.5 retail disk.

cwa107 12-11-2011 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Acrilyc (Post 1339088)
Well it is for my G5. I wish I could use Snow Leopard.. But, I'm seeing if any of my friends has a 10.5 retail disk.

Unfortunately, that would be a form of piracy and if you choose to go that route, we won't be able to help you with it here.

harryb2448 12-11-2011 09:37 PM

Now that is illegal using a friend's disc.

Acrilyc 12-11-2011 09:39 PM

Would I have to buy it from him? I didn't think it'd be different from using a used one that I bought.

cwa107 12-11-2011 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Acrilyc (Post 1339093)
Would I have to buy it from him? I didn't think it'd be different from using a used one that I bought.

Assuming it's unused, no you wouldn't necessarily have to buy it from him. But it's licensed per machine - so if it's been orphaned (i.e. he's upgraded and is no longer using it), it's not a problem.

Acrilyc 12-11-2011 09:42 PM

Yeah, I wouldn't use it if he was still using Leopard. Only because if his computer messed up and needed to reinstall.


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