[doublepost=1482249418][/doublepost]I have another MacBook Pro but unfortunately that one runs on Sierra which is not recommended for the 2008.I had 56GB time machine and claimed 36 hours.
It was much faster using my imac to to do a fresh install using target mode.
Then once installed it asked if I had a TM back up to recover from.
This took about 2 to 2.5 hours start to finish approx
it fine all you need is to download el capitan from app store onto the sierra machine.
Turn off the leopard machine and connect to the other via firewire.
Now Hold down "T" and turn on the leopard laptop and you should get firewire symbol on screen.
Now in the applications on other mac double tap el capitan and install but select the HDD of the other mac which will be under "other drives" when you select install location.
Once installed, plug in the TM drive to the sierra mac and when it says TM back up migartion then select the TM rive and let it "do it's thing"
once done turn of both machines and disconnect firewire.
Some paid apps will deactivate until you power off and disconnect then reboot in normal mode.
E.G. Paragon NTFS mount driver.
Reason is in Target mode it is using the other mac as en external HDD so it thinks it installing to the other mac, once you reboot it will pickup the license and activate again.
Feel free to PM me if you really get stuck or need bit help.
Hope you find a cable as I had problem on my day off.
£35 was cheapest, so waited and we sell them at work for £9.99 or £3.25 with my discount.
I get item at cost from work, as long as I do not abuse the system.
I was able to download El Capitan on my MBP running Sierra 10.12.2, I just could not install it.I tried to download El Capitan on my Sierra machine but it's not letting me because I have a newer version already installed it tells me. Any tips on how to do that?
Any input would be appreciated.
sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app
I was able to download El Capitan on my MBP running Sierra 10.12.2, I just could not install it.
Here is the sequence I saw:
Shows as available to download from the App Store under the Purchased section;
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The App Store warned me, I pressed the "Continue" to start downloading El Capitan;
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The El Capitan download in process;
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Warning that the El Capitan installer app can't automatically launch to install because I'm running Sierra. I clicked Quit. but;
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The El Capitan installer app is still available on the Mac. Check your Applications folder for the "Install OS X El Capitan" app;
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You are correct to check allan.nyholm's post #12, that is the next step. You need to create a USB installer using createinstallmedia.So you got to exactly where I am now but I'm still not sure how to get past it.
I see the install El Capitan app in my applications folder but when I click on it I get that message so how do I get past that?
Any tips would be appreciated.
Im looking at the suggestion from allan.nyholm right now to see if that works but it seemed like I was so close going this way.