cant install Mac OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by memacuser, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. memacuser macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011

    im new here. i have a problem to install mac osx 10.5 to my mac book pro.
    i have erased my hardisk and already create new partition using GUID Partition Table

    when restart while hold the C key, everything going fine till they ask to choose language. after that the error said

    "Mac OSX cannot be installed on this computer. This software cannot be installed on this computer."

    i already try install with 10.4, 10.5, 10.6. but the same error come in :(

    here is my spec:
    1. model name: MacBook Pro
    2. model Indentifier: MacBook Pro4,1
    3. processor name: intel core 2 duo
    4. processor speed: 2.4 GHz

    can someone help me.. Thanks
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What disc are you using? You can only use a retail disc or the grey restore discs that came with your computer. Discs that came with another model will not work.
  3. memacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    i lost my original disc. btw i use my friend retail disc.

    do u have any suggestion on this?
  4. bux macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2004
    That message tends to come up if you use a disc that came with another computer, so it might not be a retail disc you're trying with after all.
  5. memacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    oh really:confused: erm.. :(
    do u know where can i get the original disc? should i ask apple centre for that?
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The cheapest option is to buy Snow Leopard, then of course is contacting apple for a replacement of system disks. They may or may not charge you a small fee.

    You also can check out ebay and other online options.
  7. memacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
  8. memacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    i have iso file for retail macos. it stored in my external hardisk. i try to burn into dvd. it fine well. but when i open it, there is nothing inside the disc.

    is there anyway that i can booth from my external usb hardisk for installation, which mean using that iso file. the file around 2 GB btw
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    $30 for Snow Leopard.. that isnt even money these days. more like, pocket change!

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