macbook leopard failed install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chris200x9, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi I was installing leopard on a core duo macbook running 10.4.11 and I put in the leopard install disk, I chose upgrade and the install just barely started and then said "install failed". After this I immediately booted intoo 10.4.11 to see if it was alright, it was. When I try to install again I get to the point where it says select a destination, I choose the harddrive and when I select it and hit continue a dialog box pops up that says your chosen instalation type cannot be done. I then hit option and a dialog box pops up again that says the destanation volume must be completly earased and the new Mac OS X will be installed.


    what's wrong? Is there anything I can do about this? Do I need to back up and erase and if so what is th best way/ back up program? Also I don't have an external hardrive but do have another macbook next to me with enough harddrive space to fit my back up on.
     
  2. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if I create a disk image with carbon copy cloner will it just copy my files a.k.a data and not my system folders and if I do that can I easily keep all my prefrences once I upgrade
     
  3. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what I think I mean is can I back up the home folder and then clean install and replace the new home folder with the old one?
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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  5. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    could I just send the home folder o my other mac upgrade and then send back
     
  6. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    when I enter the sudo command it won't let me enter my password
     

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