How can install add-ons on 2nd installation disk without having to reinstall leopard?

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  1. evansville macrumors newbie

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    I performed a clean install on Leopard. I'm new to MAC, and didn't realize that ilife and iphoto were on the 2nd installation disk.

    i have an imac - 2.8ghz that's about six months old, but i bought it from another person, and wanted a clean install on it.

    now i have everything setup and i'm missing those applications. i tried putting in the 2nd disk, but can't access the files.

    is there a way to install the 2nd disk without having to totally do a reinstall - oh, say it ain't so joe - i spent all day on this, i hope i don't have to start over!

    thanks for the help. i think i'm doing pretty good with this and then i hit a wall. i'm going to really like using a mac once i figure out what i'm doing...
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Try looking for "Optional Installs" or "Bundled Software". You can install the software without the entire operating system that way.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    One of the 2 restore DVDs should have an icon on it called something like "Install Bundled Software". That will install all the non-OSX software that shipped with the machine
     
  4. evansville thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when i insert the 2nd installation disk and click on it, there is a text file for installing mac osX and applications

    and a folder called Xcode Tools - nothing about bundled software.
     
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  6. evansville thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here's what the disks say -

    disk 1 says
    iMac Mac OS x Install Disk 1
    Then it says the OS is version 10.5.2 and that it's part of a hardware bundle that shouldn't be sold separately

    disk 2 just says that it's os x install disc 2 disc version 1.0 and that it's part of the hardware bundle

    iphoto was on the machine before i did the reinstall.

    nowhere does it say anything about additional or bundled software,

    i didn't reinsert disc 1 - should i put it back in the drive - i don't want to start a reinstall again?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I think you should do this...
     
  8. evansville thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i found it!

    i put disk 1 back in and it gave me the option to install bundled software - thanks so much - sorry to be such a dunce.

    i have no idea what the xcode tools are on the 2nd disk.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    First hit on Google.


    There's are more installers then just OS X on the first DVD. Good luck.
     
  10. evansville thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Smooth install...

    It worked like a charm. Thanks so much for the help.

    Computer directed me to install disk 2, it loaded all the files. I'm just nervous, since this is my first rodeo with a MAC....
     

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