Mac OS X Install Cd help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nadasive, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Nadasive macrumors 6502

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    Well i just got back form Fry's and I bought me a copy of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. I put in my CD and guess what it says.

    'Mac OS X 10.4 cannot be installed on this machine'

    I wonder why... My current OS is Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger... I lost my old one and I needed to buy a new one so I could reset Admin. Password.

    Anyone wonder why this wont work?? I use MacBook Pro and my system specs are;

    Machine Name: MacBook Pro 17"
    Machine Model: MacBookPro1,2
    CPU Type: Intel Core Duo
    Number Of Cores: 2
    CPU Speed: 2.16 GHz
    L2 Cache (shared): 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    SMC Version: 1.5f8
    Boot ROM Version: MBP12.0061.B00

    I dont know what this is but here ya go:

    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
     
  2. Crash-n-Burn macrumors regular

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    Did you accidentally buy the PPC version of Tiger?
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    It won't install because there was never an intel retail disk of Tiger (IIRC).

    You'll have to get replacement disks off apple and try and get your money back from Frys.

    You don't need to reinstall to reset the password but you do need to be able to boot from the disk, which i doubt will work. Take it to an apple store they will reset the password fro you there.
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    If memory serves me correctly the retail version of 10.4 is PPC only, the only way to get 10.4 as intel is with the system disk that came with the computer. You can check ebay as people are always selling them, just make sure you get the one for your model as others will not work.
     
  5. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, thanks
     
  6. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, thanks
     

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