No valid packages

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ivoryicon, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. ivoryicon macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2007
    Hi everyone,
    In doing a clean sweep of my hard drive on my ibook it seems I have erased all of the packages in library/recipts. I now cannot reinstall my os from disc, as it says the software can't be installed on this computer. I've run a hardware test from the dvd and everything checks out ok. Is there anything I can do or do I need to take it in?
    Thanks so much for your help.
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Backup your home folder and wipe the whole disk.

    That should install it.
  3. ivoryicon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2007
    MThanks for the tip, unfortunately I already wiped the whole disc and I believe that is why I can't reinstall. The only things I can use are some of the utilities - startup disk, disk utility, terminal, system profiler and network utility.
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Where did you get the disc from? The message you're getting leads me to believe that it might be a disc that shipped with a different machine and can thus only be used on that model.
  5. ivoryicon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2007
    You are right - I seem to have lost my disc and and am using a friends. I have a ibook G4 and she had the same thing but a year or so newer? I'm not even sure exactly which disc I should try and find.

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