trouble with upgrade from 10.3.9 to 10.4 or 10.5

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  1. jackjason macrumors regular

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    hi all, I need some help asap..
    could you guys tell me how to fix the "BaseSystem cannot be installed on this computer." error when I install 10.4 /10.5 within 10.3.9??

    it's an emac, with 1.25 g4 768RAM
    40G HD
    one partiton with 10.3.9 in it..

    so,plz help!
    I need to fix this by monday..

    THanks a million..
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. jackjason thread starter macrumors regular

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    nothing wrong with the 10.4 disk or 10.5 beta

    they both worked on another imac.

    the thing is the 10.3.9..

    anybody know how to fix it?
    thx
     
  4. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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  5. jackjason thread starter macrumors regular

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    30G
     
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  7. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    Well, all things being equal you shouldn't be having a problem. I have an eMac and made the jump from 10.3.9 to 10.4 without a hiccup.

    If your present 10.3.9 is operating normally and there are no special hacks involved you should sail right into at least 10.4, provided you have a legit install disk - in other words, a retail version. If you use an iMac 10.4 system restore disk (one that was bundled with an iMac), well, it will work great on an iMac but not necessarily on an eMac. I don't know where you got 10.5, which is only in developer preview form right now, but there may be issues there as well. 10.5 is definitely not public software at this moment.

    So, to further diagnose this, was exactly is the source of your 10.4 disk? Where did it come from? And how did you come into possession of 10.5? Are you a developer?
     

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