IMAC 24 3.06 and leopard retail

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mmoran27, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    Can you install leopard retail on this?

    I assume no since I bought my leopard retail in October 2007 and this iMAC is early 2008?

    I got it used on CL for 1550. Not a bad deal but guy gave me wrong discs. I need the original ones that it came with right?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    You can call Apple and ask for replacement restore discs. They run about $35.
  3. G-Force macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2006
    The retail 10.5.0 disk will not work. Most likely you will end up with a kernel panic, at least that is my experience.
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Use your retail disk, and then run the 10.5.6 combo right after you finished downloading.
  5. Zortrium macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    This happened to me also on both my new iMac and MacBook when I tried to boot with my original 10.5.0 disc - I thought at the time it was something wrong with my disc, but apparently not.
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    You should be able to install it from your older Retail disc. The iMac won't list any discs that it can't boot from. Just install all the updates once you finish installing.
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Apple will sell you the original install disks for about $40 and you will get iLife as well as OSx. Give apple a call.
  8. nufanec macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2005
    You need retail disks with 10.5.4 or later for this machine. Current retail disks are this as far as I am aware, although the ones that come as part of the Mac Box Set are 10.5.6 and will work with all currently available Macs.

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