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    Erase/Install of 10.4 after 10.6

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    Erase/Install of 10.4 after 10.6
    Long story, but I'm trying to restore my Mac Mini to it's original condition. I have the original 10.4.10 disc that came with the computer. In the time I have had it, it has had 10.5 installed and then 10.6. I've always been able to restore it from 10.5 back to 10.4. Now, it hangs at the "preparing disc" screen. Did 10.6 change the firmware? At the moment, I'm doing an erase/install of 10.5, and it seems to be working (hasn't hung yet). I'd really like to be able to use the original Mac Mini discs to recover from my experiments.

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    Erase/Install of 10.4 after 10.6
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    If the 10.4.10 disk is the original disk that came with your Mac-mini...then there really shouldn't be any reason why it wouldn't work...unless it has gotten damaged in some way.

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    Erase/Install of 10.4 after 10.6

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    Going from 10.6 to 10.5 and finally to 10.4 worked.

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    Erase/Install of 10.4 after 10.6
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChasTD View Post
    Going from 10.6 to 10.5 and finally to 10.4 worked.
    Well that's the long way to do it...but success is success!

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

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