How can I tell what version on os x WAS installed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tivoboy, May 4, 2010.

  1. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    So after repairing my drive replacing actually I need to figure out which version of the os WAS installled. Is there a way to tell this from some file ine the systrem folder?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    If the system still works, you might be able to boot from it.

    When did you last update?

    Wow, Finder is on version 10.6.4 in Mac OS X 10.6.3.
     
  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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  4. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    can't boot

    can't boot the disc, I have redone the install, but my fear (since this wasn't my computer) is that it was maybe already upgraded to 10.5 and not still at 10.4.11, and I'll copy over files from a later OS.
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Blue Apple=MacOS Version ≤10.4
    Black Apple= Mac OS Version ≥10.5

    If you can remember the color of the apple up top ;)
     
  6. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    anyway

    anyway to check on the DISK only, I cannot boot this machine which wasn't mine.
     
  7. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    aha

    Aha, If I MOUNT the drive on my MBP, via USB which is how I got the data off it, to put on the new drive, I can just get info and it shows 10.4.11

    Sweet!
     
  8. larkost macrumors 6502a

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    I know you already got the information you were looking for, but the alternate way of doing this is to look at the file at:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist

    The ProductVersion key of that file is probably what you want.

    Code:
    defaults read /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion ProductVersion
     
  9. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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