- Aug 13, 2007
I was installing leopard but accidentaly exited and now the comp won't start up or anything.
Although I doubt it, its possible youve damaged the HD. At the very least it sounds like its been corrupted enough to stop the leopard disc from booting. Which Mac is it? if its not too difficult, try removing the HD and booting the cd without it. You could also plug that HD into another computer (via external case) to recover your files and format it.i did that and it restarted but nothing past that.
What a helpful comment.That's what you get for illegally using Leopard. If you had waited until Friday when it is actually release you would'nt have had a problem.
You must realise this is Apples why of sticking two fingers up at people who break the law.
Seriously, how did you exit the installation process? The methods posted above should sort it out. If not use the old fashioned method.
Get a hammer and hit the machine, often works.
You do realise that G4DP was just having a little fun? Is everyone so edgy these days? Mac people should be able to handle a little humor here and there, or am I wrong? At least, that used to be the case. Sure, these boards are for people who want info, but many should learn how to relax! It should be a fun place! That's what I like about Mac people: it's the sarcasm and wit along with the serious and helpful stuff.What a helpful comment.
Several people have legitimitely received theirs early. We have no way of telling if the OP is one of these or not, but "innocent until proven guilty"?
Why would an official copy not cause problems if the software is the same as an illegitimate copy?
This is not apple's way of sticking two fingers up. They haven't purposefully leaked intentionally malicious copies of their software. How stupid would that be?
You do realise that G4DP was just having a little fun? Is everyone so edgy these days? Mac people should be able to handle a little humor here and there, or am I wrong? At least, that used to be the case. Sure, these boards are for people who want info, but many should learn how to relax! It should be a fun place! That's what I like about Mac people: it's the sarcasm and wit along with the serious and helpful stuff.
And the hammer thing does work! That was a good remark, you simply cannot deny that!
Yes, the piracy thing. Maybe it's because the same question is being posted over and over: about needing serial numbers or what kind of piracy protection Apple uses, and if you really need to buy the Family pack. And there's some confusion about being able to install it on a desktop and portable of the same owner.Maybe, there's been a lot of people being very over-reactionary about software piracy on these boards over the last few days, and there was nothing in G4DP's post to suggest sarcasm.
Personally I find an old boot works better than a hammer, wider point of impact y'see.
What do you mean "someone cancelled it"? You just said you did in your original post.when i restart it gives me the option to pick the hdd or the disk. if i click the hdd it just shows the grey screen with the apple and the circle underneath it moving but it never passes that screen.
when i click the disk it does thte exact same thing.
i was performing an upgrade but someone canceled it.