Leopard Nightmare ... Please Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Bongolo, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Bongolo macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I am having a nightmare installing Leopard on a new iMac.

    To cut a long story short after spending hours on the phone to apple support, I am now in a situation where I have erased the hd and cannot eject the Leopard disk from the drive.

    I am told I need to reinstall Tiger, and then upgrade, so could someone PLEASE tell me how to eject the DVD so I can start from the original Tiger disk?? :confused:

    Many thanks in advance.

    /Bongolo
     
  2. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    do u have access to another Mac? Either yours or a friends? If so, you can install via target disk mode (boot and hold "T" when you hear the chime). Thats how i had to install Leo on my buddy's MBP.
     
  3. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried holding down a mouse button as you restart?

    That's supposed to work to eject the cd.

    Cheers.
     
  4. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    Try holding left mouse down while booting. Last I check, which was actually on a PPC Mac, that worked. Not sure about Intel Macs since I've not had to do it.
     
  5. Bongolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks ~J~,

    Unfortunately, I have no access to another mac at the moment so I really need to eject that DVD! :(
     
  6. Bongolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    @ vanmacguy & ebel3003,

    You guys are stars!!! That worked!

    Many thanks! :cool:

    /Bongolo
     
  7. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck Bongolo. Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers.
     

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