Help installing Mac OS X

Discussion in 'iMac' started by paramo.diego, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. paramo.diego macrumors newbie

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    my imac doesnt boot i have inserted the mac os x install dvd and appears a mesaage saying that "you cannot install mac os x in this computer", click OK and go into Disk Utility and nothing appears the only disk found is the DVD driver. there is no Hard drive at all; it was working perfectly yesterday.
    (iMac intel core 2 duo)

    Please Help me
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If it says "you cannot install on this computer" it means the grey install disk is not the correct one for this computer. The grey disks are specific to the model; a MBP grey disk will not work in an iMac
     
  3. paramo.diego thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what disk should i use. or can I download an installer from a torrent or something like that
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Either the correct grey Restore DVD or the 29 USD Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD (which is a full RETAIL version). And yes, you could do the latter.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    you won't get help with piracy here; it is against the forum rules.
     
  7. nStyle macrumors 65816

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  8. simsaladimbamba

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    That is not clear, as an iMac Core 2 Duo could also have come with Tiger or Leopard. But what can one do, if the OP is unclear?
     

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