Help!! Reinstalling OS X 10.5 on MacBook Air - (Remote Install)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JoKrone, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2010
    I've been trying for days to remote install OS X 10.5 to my MacBook Air and I keep getting "Install Failed - Mac OS X could not be installed on your computer - The Installer could not validate the contents of the 'BaseSystem' package".

    Why? Im using a MacBook PRO as the DVD/CD Host. Time Capsule Wi-Fi set to WPA (no WEP). And using install disks sent with my MacBook Air.

    All 3 devices are within 3 feet from each other. Disk Utilities say the disk is good. Partition Map sequence is GUID Partition Table.

    Im faithfully following the steps in "Reinstalling software using Remote Install Mac OS X - HT2129".

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2010

    Thanks guys for trying so hard to answer this one... right

    Anyways, I got bitten by something so simple. Clean your disks regardless if its the first time you take them out of the plastic sleeves.

    That was it.

    Thanks JoKrone!

  3. macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    immense satisfaction comes from solving one's own problems I find.
    (weren't ignoring you, just didn't notice the post)
    so now you'll have no issues when you come to upgrade to 10.6 - which I highly recommend for the Air; it'll run heaps quicker on SL
  4. macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    There was definitely no collusion to not reply to the thread nor not help the OP in any way. Sometimes people just don't know the answer, and other times we just miss the thread as it drops beyond the day's most recently read threads.

    OP, please forgive our ignorance or mistake in missing the thread.

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