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

  1. ivoryicon macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Backup your home folder and wipe the whole disk.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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