Error Message when installing 10.5

Discussion in 'macOS' started by robotrenegade, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    The source media you are installing from is damaged. Try installing from a different copy of the source media or contact the manufacturer fro a replacement.:mad:

    Help
     
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Well it tells you the problem and the solution!

    Wipe the disc in straight lines from the centre, like the spokes of a wheel.

    Otherwise, get a new disc.
     
  3. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It worked fine on both Powerbook and Macbook Pro
     
  4. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wiped the disc... now i'm getting this message. The installer could not install some files in "volumes/macintosh HD". Contact the software manfacturer for assistance.
     
  5. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple sent me a replacement disc and now this is the error i'm getting. "the Installer could not validate the contents of the "Essentials' package. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance."
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's either a bad optical drive or faulty media.

    Did you let this disc do its integrity check?
     
  7. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If you were having problems writing to this disk last time and it's occurring again it might be the hard drive itself since this Leopard installer media is completing its integrity check successfully.
     
  9. cgfour macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem. Leopard installed fine on my two other computers but when it came to a mac mini it gave me the same error. I had to do an erase and install and it worked fine. If you are doing the upgrade option, that is where the problem is.
     

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