Cannot install OS X on this partition?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RichL, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. RichL macrumors 6502

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    I was running a non-legit copy of Leopard (Not that it matters anymore), I had my HD partitioned for a Boot Camp section and an OS X section. This mornign I decided to format for reasons not relevant and I don't know what to do now. What I did was go into Disk Utility, delete the Windows partition, attempt to make the whole drive one partition again but it failed. I've been trying to repair it over and over and try different methods of partitioning and whatnot but nothing is working.

    When I put in my girlfriends Leopard cd's it says Leopard cannot be installed on this partition. What's going on?


    -Rich L.
     
  2. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    Are the Leopard discs from another Mac or a retail copy? Make sure you formatting the drive as a OS X journaled drive and not as MS DOS.
     
  3. RichL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They are from another mac. Does that matter?

    I formatted it correctly I think. Just clicked default as the option.

    It has to be the disks then...are they created to not be shared? If thats the case Im gonan have to install from my fjhrefihefifhiff iPod again.
     
  4. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they are tied specifically to the computer they were bundled with. It should work fine if you install it from the "retail" disc.
     

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