OS X rejected Office 2008 DVD until I installed iWork

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by setvik, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. setvik macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    I have a SR Macbook Pro, and had to reformat my drive and re-install all my software today (long story involving case-sensitive file-system and a stubborn Adobe application... grrr...).

    Anway, I loaded OS X back on and then tried to install Office 2008.

    I couldn't. The Optical drive made three loud electronic BAAAHHHH! sounds about 3-4 seconds apart and then ejected the disk.

    I tried cleaning the Office 2008 DVD. (it's brand new, no scratches). BAAAHHHHH BAAAHHHH BAAAHHHHH [eject]. No go. Tried cleaning again. still no go... tried waiting a few minutes... nothing.

    I hadn't installed iLife 08 or iWork 08 yet, so I put office 2008 aside for the moment and went on to iLife. It installed without a hitch.

    Tried Office 2008 again. BAAAHHHHH BAAAHHHH BAAAHHHHH [eject]. Yet again, nothing.

    Then i installed iWork. No problems.

    Out of morbid curiousity, I put the Office 2008 DVD again. This time it went BAAAHHHHHH only once and then after a few seconds installed flawlessly...

    Has anyone else experienced this or similar behavior?
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    Your mac is telling you it dosnt want that POS on it ;)

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