Downloading Mac OSX 5.5

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gemein3b, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. gemein3b macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    Ugh, I have a MacBook, the older one, by older I mean replaced with the new new aluminum MacBook.

    Well I have the installation CD for OSX 5.5, and I put it in my computer, CD loads the instructions come up, and the Install option, I click it; type in my password and it begins to restart. The CD then loads with the Leopard backround, and the language selector so I select Enhlish. I then click the arrow, and a pop-up comes up saying "Mac OSX cannot be installed in this computer." WHY?! I have the system requirements ie; Intel based, enough(more then enough) disk space, 512 of Ram? Ugh can anyone help me or am I just doing something impossible? I hope not, as a die heart Mac user I need Leopard, not Tiger. Oh yes I have Tiger (OSX 4.11) could that be why?

    Please help, thanks. Louis.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    You need a regular retail disc or the restore disc that came with the one of those? If it's a restore disc from another model of Mac, it won't work on yours.
  3. gemein3b thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    It is from the store, and it's for the Macbook. Ugh):
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Are you sure it's for the machine? did it come in the box?

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