Upgrading from 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Magdalena, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Magdalena macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
    Someone gave me the Snow Leopard upgrade for Christmas. But my IMac (Intel) has Tiger 10.4.11. My understanding is that you have to upgrade to Leopard first. So I bought the 10.5 software. But my computer won't read the disc. It just spits it out with nothing showing on the screen.

    The version I bought says Max OSX Leopard Install DVD 2Z691-6037-A.

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    You can go straight from Tiger to Snow Leopard. And because you have an intel mac, give it a shot (otherwise it wouldn't work becaue SL only runs on intel)
  3. robj macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Madrid, Spain
    You can do it without a problem, indeed that's what I did with my white MB.
    You can even perform a clean installation with the update version of SL.
  4. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    Welcome Magdalena. Check out this YouTube video describing how to clean install SL, after making a backup of course ;)
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Not knowing what all those numbers/letters mean, I could be off base here, but, to satisfy your curiosity, maybe someone can confirm my theory, or blow a hole in it.

    Is the disc gray or black with a big X on it? If it's gray, it is machine-specific. Thus, if it's not for your exact model, it won't work.

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