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

OS 10.4 - install disc mismatch?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
cereus

 
Member Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posts: 7
cereus is on a distinguished road

cereus is offline
I bought some Tiger install disks on ebay that are the original disks that were shipped with a third generation PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5GHz) model in Fall 2005.

After trying to install Tiger on my 1GHZ 15" Powerbook with these disks and finding they are model AND build specific and I (obviously) got the error message that says they cannot be installed on my computer. Even though they don't work and I know it was my mistake, I am trying to figure out if the seller sent me two different discs so that I don't sell mismatching discs when I relist them and I obviously have no way to test them.

Disc #1 says it is Disc Version 1.1 with the number 2Z691-5517-A and Disc #2 says it is Disc Version 1.0 with the number 2Z691-5499-A. I understand that these don't work because they were meant for a later Powerbook than mine is, but why do the two discs have different numbers and version numbers? Did the seller mix them up? Please help.

Also-anyone want to buy them? I just want what I paid, $40.

TIA,

Megan
QUOTE Thanks
cereus

 
Member Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posts: 7
cereus is on a distinguished road

cereus is offline
I scanned the discs to help ID them. here they are:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg serial1.jpg (60.0 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg serial2.jpg (43.9 KB, 6 views)
QUOTE Thanks
Ghostwolf

 
Ghostwolf's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 04, 2005
Posts: 35
Ghostwolf is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) 400 MHz

Ghostwolf is offline
It is possible that everything is ok, & your installation discs are not mismatched (reason following). A couple months ago i bought Mac OS X 10.3 Panther sealed in a retail box from a online distributor that sells discontinued Mac software. When it arrived & after i opened the package to start installing the OS i noticed something unusual to me at the time. The first installation cd had a copyright date of 2004 & version 10.3.7 printed on it, the second & third installation cds had a copyright date of 2003 & version 10.3 printed on them. After using the upgrade option for installing the OS, backing up everything a second time, formating the drive & doing a clean installation of the OS i discovered why this is. The first installation cd is the operating system, while the second & third cds are applications, additional languages, & printer drivers. Sometimes when Apple releases a minor software version update, they will also update the installation cds. In that case usually only the cds containing the operating system will be updated, while the application cds will not be. This may be the same for the discs you bought. Hopefully this info will be helpful for you.

Some friendly advice when buying Mac OS X, only buy retail versions (for example like you would find on the shelf at CompUSA). When buying online from a online store or thru a auction always look to see if it's listed as a retail version. These versions will work with any Mac that fits the listed system requirements on the box. Also the moderators of these forums won't give you a warning about using or discusing the use of software that violates the software license agreement. ^_^
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
You don't have "mismatched" discs. Just be sure to mention what model they are for if you decide to sell them.

__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« MSR minimum system requirements | Screenshot trouble »
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
problems with OSX Install Disc 1 flipm3 Apple Notebooks 3 12-25-2005 02:32 PM
Install quicken from OS X disc? StueyG OS X - Apps and Games 0 08-21-2005 09:20 AM
Use 10.3 disc to install classic on 10.2? MadSkillzMan Switcher Hangout 2 06-15-2005 04:23 PM
Is this panther or jaguar install disc? iphix Switcher Hangout 2 03-13-2005 04:41 AM
OS9 Install Problem in Panther - HELP! Big Beard OS X - Operating System 2 01-07-2004 11:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:20 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?