Imac g5 will not read leopard

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  1. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    So i just got this imac g5 and planned on putting leopard on it since it has 1.5gb of ram. So i plop the dvd in and it doesnt read, but it will read other dvds and cds what gives? :(
     
  2. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd.
    Is a Leopard packaged DVD or one that came with a Mac other than your own?
    I tried to load Leopard with the DVD that came with my sisters new MacBook, and it wouldn't run, I ended up having to buy it.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Can't use restore disks. You have to use Leopard retail.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    may be the drive

    i know my mb cant read burnt dvd dl disks while my brothers can. however his same computer cant detect blank sl dvds yet can detect the sl dvd that i have burned on mine. really weird


    do you have access to another computer? if so you can install it via target disk mode. or you can create an image in disk utility and restore that image to say a thumb drive and instal leopard that way
     
  5. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its a retail 10.5 it used to read so im assuming its dying it still reads regular dvds and cds so yea. and yea im gunna have to do the tdm i just hate lugging it down stairs to a small desk where my emac lays
     
  6. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    btw to you dont just assume without knowing u pretty much look stupid assuming something i don't have..... (dont take personally In bad mood)
     
  7. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry, his history shows he does that often so its normal for him.
     

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