Lost recovery disk and have a question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hackabusa, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. hackabusa macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2008
    After months of lurking, I was hoping my first post wouldn't be me asking for help, but I'm pretty desperate.

    Okay, so I have a Rev. D 2.2ghz whitebook that needs to be restored. Long story short, I passed an incomplete terminal command in single user mode and deleted all users, including root. Normally, I'd just pop in the install disks, but I can't seem to find them. I use my macbook to do a lot of sequencing stuff, and have a show tomorrow night, so I really can't wait for apple to ship me new disks. The closest apple store is about 7 hours away.

    My question is, if I were to buy a retail copy of Leopard, could I do a clean install there? I have backups of everything except the OS itself on an external drive.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
  2. 61132 Guest

    Oct 31, 2005
    Yes, you can do a clean install from the Leopard disk.
  3. hackabusa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2008

    I just didn't want to drop the money on it to find it was upgrade only or something.


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