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

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

  1. 3GEE macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2009
    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.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    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


    Jul 8, 2009
    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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