Can't install OX 10.4 ???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Webb, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Webb macrumors regular

    Webb

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    I put the disc in restart the computer pressing "C" then takes me the installer,after choosing the language I got an alert saying " This software cannot be installed on this computer "


    What it could be ?

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are the discs grey or black?

    Which mac?

    Did the discs come with the Mac?
     
  3. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

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    The disc is gray and says "eMac" No I got the iBook on Craigslist.com and the install disc on Ebay.

    Thank you
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The grey installation discs are model specific and will not work on any model besides the one they were originally shipped with. (eMac /= iBook) I suggest get the retail (black) OS X 10.4.6 Tiger discs from Apple.
     
  5. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bummer thank you :eek:
     
  6. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

    Webb

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    This was posted on the Ebay auction,did I just didn't read right or they send me a wrong one ?



    Mac OS 9.2.2 (full install) incl. for FREE- get "Classic" functionality at no extra charge

    Mac OS 10.4.10 updaters avail for FREE (save time & hassle by not having to download; contains all the latest updates for Mac OS X incl Java & Security on 1 convenient extra CD)

    If you have an eMac and are looking to upgrade to Tiger, this is the software for you. As a bonus, get the most stable and fastest iLife yet (especially suited to G4s), along with Quicken & AppleWorks too! Compatible with any eMac. Requires 256 MB of RAM & internal or external DVD, Combo or Super Drive to install. If you don't have such a drive, please contact us to purchase the same software on CD for $69.99 OR a universal install that will work on ANY Mac for $99.99
    Includes

    Mac OS X 10.4 Software DVD Kit
    xCode 2 Developer Tools Software
    iLife '05 w/ iDVD 5, iMovie HD, iPhoto 5 & GarageBand 2
    Mac OS 9.2.2 Classic Restore Disk
    AppleWorks 6 & Microsoft Office X (Trial)
    Apple Original Welcome To Tiger Manual
    License, Proof-of-Purchase Coupon


    On the auction picture it had a Black disc and they sent me a Gray one.

    Thank you
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    This would suggest to me that it was eMac-only. What was the title of the auction?
     
  8. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    I think they used some confusing wording that means you may have gotten what they were advertising or not. While it says emac, it also says "tiger install DVD" -- that should be the one that you buy retail. The whole thing smells bad. I would try to get a refund because it doesn't work and their ad wasn't clear.

    I would also wait two months and then buy leopard/10.5 when it's released rather than paying for tiger 2 months before it's old.
     
  9. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Auction


    Also the update disc was a copied = burned one...:eek:
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yeah, they're all kinds of sketchy. The listing mentions the eMac twice, but they should be more clear that it is not compatible with other machines. In fact, it should be in the title of the listing.

    (On a side note, the entire eBay selling of the restore/install discs is in violation of the licenses. If you look at the discs, they should say that they are part of a hardware bundle and are not to be sold separately.)
     

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