When leopard installs it ejects

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  1. insingertech macrumors newbie

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    When i try to boot to a cd in an old imac it simply ejects the cd and boots up to 10.4

    I tried holding down c and changing the startup
    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Does this "old" iMac have an Intel processor?
     
  3. macindork macrumors member

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    better question since leopard is both intel and powerpc is what model is the Mac and does it have a DVD drive or a CD drive? Leopard install Disc is a DVD (Dual-layer DVD to be exact)
     
  4. insingertech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The imac has a power pc processor
    i do not know the model yet but i will get it by monday.
    I think it has a dvd drive. but i am not sure if it supports DL
     
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  6. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    No. We're closed.
     
  7. zerostar macrumors regular

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    Then it should be fine... you are talking OS X 10.5 not "Snow Leopard" 10.6 right?
     
  8. insingertech thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. insingertech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hahaha
     
  10. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha
     
  11. macindork macrumors member

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    Unfortunately we will need more details - is it a G3 (Easiest way to determine this, is it a fruity color (red, green, blue, pink, translucent white?) or G4 iMac (LCD), is it 867MHz or Faster? How much memory does it have?

    Don't worry about the Dual-Layer functionality, almost every dvd drive can read DL discs.
     
  12. insingertech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it is a G4 all in one
    the monitor and cpu are together
     
  13. macindork macrumors member

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    so it has the adjustable LCD screen? (dual-pivot)
     
  14. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like and eMac rather then an iMac,

    Look here to help identify which it is.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1463
     
  15. macindork macrumors member

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    I'm guessing it says iMac on the front though right?
     
  16. macindork macrumors member

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    Either way; chances are that either the DVD Drive (if it has one) is bad or the Install Disc Bad.
     
  17. insingertech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i figured it out, it doesnt have enough ram to run leopard, i have to get tiger
     
  18. macindork macrumors member

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    but if you already have Leopard wouldn;t it be cheaper just to get more RAM?
     

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