I need an expert, please

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bettyboop35, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. bettyboop35 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    Hi there,

    I am very new to this but I have been told that this is the site to use.

    These are the details;
    Mac OS X 10.4.11

    Model Name: Mac mini
    Model Identifier: Macmini1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz

    My housemate has downloaded the new software 10.5 Leopard.
    My disc drive is broken, how would I go about installing it and would it work?

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Either get an external ODD (around 20 to 30 €) or copy the .iso to a USB flash memory thumb drive via CarbonCopyCloner and boot from it.
  3. bettyboop35 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    great! Thanks for quick reply. I have an ext hard-drive, I was just checking that my model could handle the upgrade??
    How would I do it? form the hard drive, I am a complete novice at this stuff! :confused:
  4. Ca$hflow macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2010
    London, ON
    If you know anyone with an external superdrive then you can use it. I know that the external super drives that were released with the macbook air works with the mini too.
  5. bettyboop35 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    sorry, not the hard drive model, the Mac mini. all I know is that I would put the leopard 10.5 on the ext hard drive then.....:confused:
  6. cocacolakid macrumors 65816


    Dec 18, 2010
    Simply connect the external DVD drive with your 10.5 disc, open Disk Utility (under Utilities on the Mac Mini) right click on the 10.5 DVD, will be on the left side panel of Disc Utility, select the restore option with the 10.5 DVD as your source and the Mac Mini hard drive as destination.
  7. bettyboop35 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    Thanks, I went to try that today but when I switched on my mac I got a black screen and this flashing message:

    dyld: library not loaded: /usr/lib/libconv.2.dylib

    Referenced from: /bin/sh

    Reason: incompatible library version: sh requires version 7.0.0 or later, but libconv.2.dylib provides version 5.0.0

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