QUICK! OS X second disk won't install

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JonD25, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. JonD25 macrumors 6502

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    I'm doing a clean install on my iMac, and when I get to the second disk, it goes through everything all the way up until iLife sounds, and it suddenly tells me that there were errors during install and to try again. I've done this twice, and it's going again on its third time, but I don't know how it will go. It doesn't make sense though cause I've reinstalled before, and the disk worked fine, and it doesn't look scratched (I've always kept it in it's case). What's going on here? Please help!
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Well - to get through your current install, go into Customize in the Installer, and deselect the iLife programs and as many of the printer drivers, additional fonts, and additional applications as you can live without. That should allow you to complete a "Disk 1 only" installation.

    You won't have the iLife apps of course. At this point you call Apple and axe them about providing a replacement disk.
     
  3. JonD25 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Turns out third time was a charm. Thanks anyways. Sorry for the small freak-out.
     

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