Can't istall Mac OS X

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

  1. MartinZajicek macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011

    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

    Aug 3, 2011
    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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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

    Aug 3, 2011
    Thanks for replies.
    Actually my friend got retail disc and it worked, so everything is fine now.

    See you, MZ
  5. Mutinygraphiks macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    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

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Right, so what old-wiz said is still correct.

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