Is SL OSX for Mac Pro different than for an Imac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 3GEE, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. 3GEE macrumors regular

    3GEE

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    Hey folks. I have an iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo running Leopard. I borrowed my buddy's Snow Leopard OSX installation disk, he has a Mac Pro. Are the operating systems different?

    The installation disk is not loading for me. I just get a message saying that OSX 10.6 can not be installed on this computer.

    Any thoughts on what is going on? I have plenty of space and the disk checks out ok on disk utility. I'm kind of stumped here. Thanks.
    Don
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    The grey restore DVD shipped with Macs are locked to that specific Mac model to prevent this sort of casual piracy.
     
  3. 3GEE thread starter macrumors regular

    3GEE

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    Really? Didn't know this, thanks. I fully intend to buy Lion, but it is only going to be offerred through the App Store. I didn't want to buy Snow Leopard and then have to buy Lion also.
     

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