Mac Mini Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacGorilla, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. MacGorilla macrumors newbie

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    I have a 1.66 Ghz Mac Mini w/512 Megs of RAM and I thought about putting Leopard on it. However, when I try, it tells me "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer." Is it because my RAM is low? It says I need 512 and I have that.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Is it a genuine retail copy of OSX? Or grey system restore disks off eBay? If it's the latter they will only work on the exact type of Mac they originally shipped with...
     
  3. MacGorilla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are restore disks which I got with my Mac Mini at work and I wanted to try it at home. So I need the retail version? Okay, that works. Thanks!
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Probably. If they were the exact same hardware it might work. It would be breaking the EULA and opening you up to criminal and civil legal actions...
     
  5. cMacSW macrumors regular

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    Leopard definitely runs on a mini, I've loaded on a 1.25G4 mini.
     
  6. MacGorilla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya I wasn't worried about the disks not working, I was worried that for some reason my Mac Mini wasn't supported. But those fears are gone now and it gives me an excuse to go the Apple Store :)
     

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