Mac OS X cannot be installed form this disk

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  1. mulo macrumors 68020

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    "Mac OS X cannot be installed form this disk"
    what do you say? - never herd of it before until it happened to me just minutes ago. attempting to install leopard onto a PowerMac Dual G5 from a FireWire drive.
     
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  3. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    backup of a retail leopard disk, that I lost. - ran it over with my office chair.
    thank god for backups!..
     
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    I don't even get to that point. I get that message as soon as I click the installer.

    cannot install ~from~ this disk.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I know it's "from this disk". That thread discussion appeared to address the same issue, but there's not much I could find elsewhere that addresses that particular issue. Since it's a copy, the disk may not work. It could be the copy didn't work correctly.
     
  7. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    your right the image on the FW is broken. The original image is fine however, I made a copy on a thumb drive, I can boot off that no problem. that just doesn't solve the problems since G5's cant boot off thumb drives. I'll try to remake it and see if I get any different results.

    edit: I'm putting a copy on the internal G5 volume as well, see if that turns out any better.
     
  8. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    having problems creating the image on the internal drive, keep getting this error
    "could not restore - device not configured"
     

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