iWork Install

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by klmckenzie03, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. klmckenzie03 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008

    I just purchased a new Family Pack iWork package about a week ago. I sucessfully installed this onto my new iMac Alu (see specs in my sig). This install took about 20-30 minutes which seemed like quite a while to me. However, it was successful nonetheless.

    Today I installed a fresh copy of Leopard onto an iMac G5 that I bought for my parents on eBay. The specs are 1.8 GHz and 1.25 GB of RAM. The Leopard install was flawless but when I put the iWork disc in the drive things started to go wonky. The drive sat making strange noises for a few minutes a Finder window came up with the install link for iWork and when I clicked on it the drive made some more weird noises and then I got "com.apple.installer.pagecontroller error -1." I took the CD out, rebooted and tried this process again. The same error message popped up. I searched online and on this site I found some people that were having the same problem.

    My remedy to this solution was to place the DVD into my iMac Alu and share the optical drive over my 802.11b network. I copied the iWork package to the iMac G5 which took about 25 minutes and then installed it. The install only took about 5 minutes.

    Keep in mind that these are my first Mac computers and I am still new to the installation process with Mac applications. My questions are as follows:

    1. Was it normal for the install to take about 30 minutes on my brand new iMac Alu?

    2. If the answer to #1 is yes, Why did it only take about 5 minutes on the G5?

    3. Finally, If the answer to #1 is no, Does it sound like maybe the DVD I have is corrupt?

    My first impression is that the DVD is fine and Leopard on the G5 has some sort of sensitivity issue and is ruling this DVD as corrupt without really giving it a chance. I had no issues installing Leopard or playing a music CD which leads me to believe the optical drive in the G5 is fully functional.

    Any and all help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance, Kyle
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    I am very suspicious about what you bought on eBay.
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    You're thinking the G5 had a bum optical drive, right? Anyway, OP, the install took longer on your new iMac because it had to read it from the CD which is slower than what you did with the G5 which was copy the package to the hard drive of the G5 (which is much faster than an optical drive and thus able to access the package faster).
  4. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    Yes that is normal.

    No if it were corrupted it would not of installed at all.
  5. klmckenzie03 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Thanks for the quick responses. I just wanted to make sure everything was normal and that I didn't need to take the iWork DVD back and exchange it.

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