Can I install OSX 10.5.5 (macbook disc) on iMac through Firewire?

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  1. kalebarellano macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I recently bought an imac used. I formatted it to get all the previous owners junk off, thinking I could use the disc to my macbook to install leopard. I quickly found out that doesnt work. I read a little about modifying the disc image and re-burning it, but it kinda seems like a pain. Can I install it on my imac through my macbook using a firewire cable? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Mac Install discs are only for that model. No, you can't use a MacBook install disc on an iMac. You need to buy the software.
     
  3. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    I think the answer is yes, as long as the iMac is older than the MacBook (hence the OSX supports the iMac too), and they are both Intel processors.
     
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  5. animaxcg macrumors regular

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    its very easy and will work. if it doesn't use Packfist
    http://www.charlessoft.com/
    ps you can also edit the OSInstall.mpkg file (don't do it)
    this isn't completely legit though. you can easily argue the legality of it either way
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    It's against the terms of the EULA you agreed to when you opened the packaging.

    MacRumors does not condone such activity.
     
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