SL clean install with CPU drop-in DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macNerd1, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. macNerd1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
    Go slow on me guys. Got a new iMac on 28th Aug and next day had to go on vacation. So kind of blank here.

    I have Leopard installed on my iMac when I bought it with SL cpu drop-in dvd in the box.

    Did anyone do a clean install using CPU drop-in dvd and how?

    Appreciate any insight.
  2. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2009
  3. nufanec macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2005
    Yep, works fine. Put in the Snow Leopard install DVD and restart holding down the C key. It'll boot up to the installer. Go to the Utilities menu and choose disk utility. Select the Macintosh HD volume and erase using the Erase tab. Quit Disk Utility and continue through the installer.

    After installation it will reboot and you can set up a user account. Once that has been done, you can use the Applications DVD to install the bundled software that came on your iMac.
  4. Vster macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2005
    Celina, TX
    Didn't know you could do that until yesterday. I reinstalled 10.5 clean and then installed 10.6. I did the boot from "c" this morning on my wife's MacBook Pro this morning and it worked great!
  5. macNerd1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
    Thanks. Will do it today.
  6. macNerd1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
  7. Raginglynx macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2010
    Strange.. I have the SL cpu drop-in dvd and I've tried to do an installation on a blank harddrive without success.

    When boot up it says it can't be installed since I don't have Leopard on it, so I continue to the restore alternative. There I'm able to start Disk utility. So I erase the disk. But when quitting Disk utility I'm back to the restoration window again. I don't get the alternative to choose disk to install to OR to continue installation without Restoration.

    Does anybody know why it behaves this way for me and not for others?
  8. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Not an insight, but you really should refine your English a little, "SL cpu drop-in dvd" means nothing to me, just guessing, I assume you mean "SL drop-in OS DVD Installation disk?"
    CPU means Central Processing Unit and that would be great great if we could just drop a new one in whenever we felt like it.:rolleyes:
  9. joe3681 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2010

    Not an insight but his english is fine. I'm looking at a "CPU Drop-In DVD" right now.

    Such bad english.
  10. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Unbelievable! Who wrote that, and who is the supervisor that let it go?
    Goes down the street, muttering "drop in cpu indeed...... What's the world coming to?...."
    And I thought Japlish had some classic English mistakes... that is directly from Apple? Not a Photoshop joke?.... more muttering ..... fades o u t
  11. joe3681 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2010
    No photochoppin, no jokes. Need more pics? Thats right, get to walkin! ;)
  12. plasticphyte macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    For anyone else in the future wondering if the phrase 'CPU Drop in DVD' is correct, yes it is. I have a 15" Late 2008 Unibody MBP that originally shipped with Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.6). This unit was purchased from the refurb store and shipped with a DVD labelled as 'CPU Drop in DVD'.

    Thanks for confirming too that it's possible to do a clean install from it. Much easier this way than having to install 10.5 then upgrade.

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