Trouble Installing Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ross.32, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. ross.32 macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to install Leopard on 2Ghz Macbook.

    I put the disc in, double clicked 'Install Mac OS X', and then clicked the restart button the box that popped up. The computer restarted, but the disk never would start. It sat for an hour without doing anything (the loading symbol was spinning under the Apple logo)

    I went to 'Startup Disk' and set the install disk as the drive to boot from, but it did the same thing. The wheel has been spinning for an hour and a half? Any ideas on how to get the disk to load so I can start the install?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried holding the "C" key on the keyboard when the computer first boots?
     
  3. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that sucks. Guess I will go back to the Apple Store tomorrow and see what can be done. Oh well.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Also quite a few machines had trouble reading the DVDs

    Those people ended up installing using the same DVD in another machine and installing via target disk mode.
     
  7. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have another Mac avaible, can I use an iPod or something?
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Unfortunately, no.

    Is this a retail disk, or did it come with your computer?
     
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    Do you have an Apple Store nearby? If you do, make an appointment with the Genius Bar, and take both the disk and your MacBook in. Either they'll be able to install it for you, or they'll give you a new disk.
     
  11. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is not real close, but I can make an excuse to head out that way tomorrow.
     

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