omg i need help. (error re-installing OS on disc 2)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Edwardz, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Edwardz macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2007
    Tonight I attempted to re-install OS X the archive way because I didn't want to do a clean swipe of my HD. It was working fine until I got to the second disc of OS X and then it gave me an error. I have done it numerous times...same thing. If I have to do a clean slate re-install then I will, but how do I get out of this mess? When I shut it down it only gives me one option: to start installing the second disc of OS X (iLife and other applications).

    I'm kind of freaking out.
    Please help.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    First, boot from the installer CD and from the Utility or Installer menu, choose Disk Utility,, and do a "Repair Disk" on the target hard drive. Assuming this gives you a clean bill of health, then...

    Do the Archive and install, but Customize the installation so that it does not install any additional languages, or fonts, or iApplications, or printer drivers. That way, it will complete the basic installation without needing the second disk -- assuming that your problem is related to the second disk.
  3. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    eject the disk? iLife and other apps are not critical to the OS and you don't have to install them.
  4. Edwardz thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2007
    I can't install the disc. I turn off my computer and then I turn it on, and it won't let me eject; it just says preparing to install. Ahhh.
    I mean eject.

    Edit: I just ejected it, seeing what it will do now.
  5. Edwardz thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2007
    I just got the disc to eject and booted it up with the first disc; it asked me for my language. That is a good thing. I think I will do a clean re-installation just to be safe?

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