Why can't I upgrade?

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  1. VelvetElegance macrumors regular

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    Hi folks~
    So I am still one OS behind running 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to Lion, but I can't do that since I haven't yet upgraded to Snow Leopard, so I decided to buy a DVD on ebay (don't say it, I already know). Anyway, as I was running through the installation, I got about midway through and got an error that said the OS was unable to be installed. I contacted the seller who responded that I can't go from 10.5.8 to 10.6. I don't understand why this is? Can anyone shed light on why I can't complete this upgrade?
     
  2. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Is 10.5.8 the last version of leopard before snow leopard came out? If so you should definitely be able to upgrade. I upgraded from leopard to snow leopard on release day from 10.5.8 (as far as I remember) and had no issues. Its probably an issue with the disk and the seller doesn't want to admit it.
     
  3. VelvetElegance thread starter macrumors regular

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    How can I tell if 10.5.8 is the last version of Leopard before Snow Leopard? I run software updates often enough, I guess. I have a new update waiting for me currently, but they don't seem to reflect OS updates: Airport, Java for Mac, a Security update, and an iTunes update.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Why don't you just try the update then try to install SL again?
     
  5. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

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    What computer do you have? What are the specs?
     
  6. VelvetElegance thread starter macrumors regular

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    First gen Intel iMac.. 2 gigs Ram.. 1.83 Core Duo Processor
     
  7. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    I believe 10.5.8 was the last Leopard version before Snow Leopard. Maybe instead of an archive install, do a clean install (make sure you back up first).
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    It is. But, if you want to test that, run Software Update and see if it wants to download 10.5.9
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    OS X Lion requires at least a Core 2 Duo CPU ... You won't be able to run it.
     

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