Installing OS X.5 on a Black MacBook

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  1. daurgo2001 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all!

    I'm very stumped and frustrated!... I've been trying to install OS X.5 on a new HD that I just installed into a Black MacBook... the DVDs are coming from an Aluminum MacBook.

    Is this a problem?

    I have already formatted (Partitioned [1]) the HD so that it is in Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and it's in GUID Partition Table Scheme.

    I restart the Laptop and it asks me what language I want to install OS X in, I pick English, and it stalls for about 30 seconds and then says:

    "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer."

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you!
    - David
     
  2. celticpride678

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    You cannot use install DVD's that come from one Mac on another Mac.

    Those disks are specific to that computer.
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....this question gets asked several times a week (if not a day). Disks that come with a specific model are keyed to that model and won't install on another, giving the error you are getting.

    You either need a proper retail disk, or contact Apple to get a set of restore disks for that model you with to install on - they charge a nominal fee for sending them to you ($20 or so I think).

    Also worth noting yet again, that having a set of discs that have been installed on another computer does not mean you are licensed to install on any computer - it's a single computer license.....oh yeah!
     
  4. annk Administrator

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    Since the question has been answered, and as pointed out the issue is discussed in many other threads, I'm closing the thread.
     
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