need help installing os on imac (A1207) late 2006

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cozminace, May 18, 2012.

  1. cozminace macrumors newbie

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    this is my problem...after i changed my hard drive with a new one i can't get my Imac to boot from dvd. when i try holding the C key...nothing happens... If i hold the option key down the mouse cursor appears and that's it...nothing else. can anyone please help me....thank you
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What exact installation DVD do you use? The grey Restore DVD the Mac came with or another DVD?
    Can you put the old HDD into an enclosure for 3.5" S-ATA HDDs and connect it to your Mac via USB or FIrewire and boot from it?
     
  3. cozminace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use the original dvd instalation...bought from apple...the old hard drive is dead...
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Thus it is the grey Restore DVD that originally came with your iMac, but you got them from Apple as replacement?
    Do you have the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD or know someone, who does?
     
  5. cozminace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can i put 10.6 on a imac that originally came with 10.4 tiger?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you can, IF IT IS AN INTEL MAC.
     
  7. cozminace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    another problem

    now i got the dvd to work (tiger 10.4.8) ....but my new 320 WD hard drive appears like 2.33 Tb size and i'm getting the input/output error when i try to partition the hard drive.
     

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