Can't istall Mac OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MartinZajicek, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. MartinZajicek macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    yesterday I tried to fully reinstall the whole system, so I wiped the HDD, put my OS installation DVD into the superdrive, started to install but about a half a big exclamation mark with a sign: "Install failed" appeard. I tried it again but with the same conclusion. After that I wonder what is happening so I took the installation DVD from the superdrive and saw that its scratched.

    It means that i cant install OS from that drive anymore. What now?

    Thanks for respond,
    Martin Zajicek
    Czech Republic
     
  2. MartinZajicek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    there is no way i can get it somehow over the internet or land another installation dvd from a friend? will that work?

    thanks for reply anyway
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The restore disks are model specific, so if you borrow one from a friend with a different Mac, it will not work.

    Retail disks can install on any system that meets the HW requirements.
     
  4. MartinZajicek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for replies.
    Actually my friend got retail disc and it worked, so everything is fine now.

    See you, MZ
     
  5. Mutinygraphiks macrumors regular

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    not all are specific it depends if its the restore disk from a computer or an upgrade disk, if you upgraded to the specific OSX you have on your computer you can use another snow leopard disk, but you can usually find a leopard or snow leopard disk on websites i.e. craigslist or ebay for usually $20 dollars.
     
  6. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Right, so what old-wiz said is still correct.
     

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