Issues installing OSX

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ArranTurner, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. ArranTurner macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    Hey guys,
    first post here,
    got a late 2006 imac today
    2gb ddr2 ram
    500gb wd harddrive
    intel duo core 2.0ghz

    Im having a few issues installing snow leopard, i fitted a 500gb western digital harddrive and its all gone back together perfectly, im currently running osx tiger 10.4.4 but have a retail disk for snow leopard, ive been getting an error saying 'osx can not be installed on this computer, must install osx 10.5 or later'.

    after some reading it has become apparent that i should do a clean install seen as i have no files as its a new harddrive, the harddrive is already partitioned.

    the issue im having is that when im told to hold in the option key or c on startup apparentley i should get a choice of what to boot from, instead its opening the cd rather than booting from it, i know this because ive seen people boot from the same osx on the same computer and instead of the error it allowed them to install straight onto the harddrive.

    just wondering if you guys have any ideas?

  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Did you format the HD??
  3. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    If it's a wireless keyboard you have to wait until the start up noise plays before holding down any keys.
  4. ArranTurner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    Its a wired keyboard, and by format the drive i have gone into disk utility, erased the 500gb western digital drive and now i have a drive called Macintosh HD.


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