OS X 10.5 discs

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  1. richard-apples macrumors newbie

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    I got some 10.5 disks advertised as Full Retail and having black disk with silver cross.

    Disks arrived, in a black hologram box.

    One disk is black with silver X marked 10.5.6 but the other two are grey install disks for macbook.

    One of the grey disks is marked Mac OS X install disk 1. Version 10.4.6
    The other is marked Install disk 2. Version 1.0

    Have I been duped?

    I was hoping to install this on an iMac G4 17" 1.25ghz flowerpot.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Based on the description you provided, I'd say you didn't receive the proper discs.
     
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    Gray disks are keyed to a specific Mac, so if they don't match up, you'll not be able to use them. If the seller advertised them as retail, then you were duped.
     
  4. richard-apples thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The black disk is marked Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD Version 10.5.6.

    Maybe I have been sent a mix of retail and macbook disks?
     
  5. richard-apples thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looking at other 10.5 disks on ebay, I see that most are just one DVD with 10.5 on, so maybe I am ok, the seller has just put some 'other' mac disks in the box for some reason...

    Anyway, could anyone who actually has bought 10.5 confirm that all I need is the one DVD disk?
     
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    If you have the dark colored one with 10.5, then that is all you need.
     
  7. richard-apples thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, I DO have the black disk with the big X on marked install DVD 10.5.6

    So I can ignore the other two grey disks...?

    Correct?

    Nothing to stop me from installing on an iMac G4 1.25ghz with a blank HDD in?


    (Sorry to ask again, there are a few conflicting answers above :eek: )
     
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    Right, the black disc is the proper one. The gray disc's are for specific Mac models, and not necessarily the one you have.
     
  9. richard-apples thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Install is going ok! Just downloading updates.

    :):):)

    I got worried when I got the disks in the post this morning...
     

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