Reinstalling OSX

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sir. mac, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. sir. mac macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2006
    I just changed the disk on my ole´ ibook G4 800mhz and set to reinstall OSX. Figured I should use the install disk from my new MBP C2D, but when booting from the install disk I get the error "unble to find driver for this platform".

    Does this mean I need an older version of OSX, or is it just that I need to push a certain key while booting or something similar?

    Thanks a lot for help, I really appreciate getting this thing working as I just payed a lot to get it fixed :apple:
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You cannot use the restore disks from one machine on another. They are licensed for the machine they came with only. Apple put checks in to ensure they only work on the class of machine they shipped with so MBP disks will only work on MBPs.
  3. hopejr macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2005
    New South Wales, Australia
    Plus, iBooks are PPC, MacBooks are Intel. The MacBook CD's contain the intel version of OS X (not universal), so won't work on the PPC anyway.
  4. sir. mac thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2006
    Thanks a lot. I thoought so. Now off to find me a ppc-osx version... :confused:

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