OS X :: Installing Leopard On Imac / Software Cannot Be Installed On This Computer
May 3, 2009
I've searched for some time now and haven't seem to come up with a solution. I'm trying to Install leopard on my Imac, but every time I run into the "Software cannot be installed on this computer" message.
Have my iMac since March and absolutely no problem. Installed Snow Leopard this weekend and worked just perfect UNTIL I turned the machine off. The next day restarted my computer and now takes about 2 minutes to boot up/then when screen comes up it is frozen for about another 2-3 minutes before can start using it. So basically, takes about 5 minutes from start up to being able to use my iMac. Spent an hour on phone with Apple on Monday night--they really tried--but couldn't fix it and now want me to bring to local Apple authorize dealer to work on it. Called them and they think it is the hard drive going out. But just doesn't make sense---worked just fine until I loaded 10.6 and then turned off machine. Before I bring it in and have them open it up and fool with the internal hard drive---DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA'S WHAT IS HOLDING UP THE STARTUP.
I have a G4 10.4.11 and I tried installing my wife's Leopard 10.5. After I inserted the DVD the computer started the typical ''restart'' process. Once the computer turned into the installing screen, it informed me that I had to have a 10.5 version installed in order to install this version. At this point it only offered me two options... "continue" with the installation (which only led to the same message) and "cancel" which was the option I chose. Once I clicked on cancel, it offered me 2 sources to start my computer on... the DVD and OSX (which had the mac classic icon on).... i clicked OSX.
Now, every time I turn on my computer I see the following icon flashing on a grey screen for about 3 minutes: (URL)
Followed by these 2 folder icons also flashing after the other for another 2 minutes: (URL) (URL)
Also my mac has been freezing up a lot during the past month... I have to pull the plug out... I added 2 memory cards a while back each 256mb but apparently didn't make a difference... any tips on how can I cleanse my computer out of hidden useless files that might be eating up the memory?
just need a quick answer.... i have a copy of leopard that i installed on my macbook and i want to install it on my gf's as well... can this be done? or is it like windows and you can only install it on one computer per copy.
After many unsuccessful rounds of burning to DL DVDs and flash drives, I settled on making my iPod bootable and running it from there.So I'm excited and running my startup disk on my MBP as the iPod and I've connected my MBP to my iMac G5 PowerPC through firewire and enabled target mode. After booting into the iPod, it gave me the option to install to the new hard drive from the iMac G5 (which is currently connected to my MBP). I installed it through my MBP, and assumed it had installed to my G5.
I'm experiencing some issue when I tried to reinstall my OS. It just keeps prompting me Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer. You have to use your Time Machine to restore..... etc. But its a brand new hard disk. I have also tried using another hard disk. Its just keep prompting the same error.I also have deleted and recreate with 2 partitions, but problem still surface. Deleted and Erase at Utilities- Disk Utility, also can't help.
I was wondering if I could install OS X Leopard retail version on more than one computer which I own. Basically I have an imac and a ibook G4, my imac is running on Tiger 10.4.11 and my ibook just had a new hard drive installed and is currently without any OS as the original owner doesn't have the original disks. So, I find myself needing to buy a retail version of either Tiger or Leopard and the only thing that makes sense to me is to upgrade my imac to Leopard and install the same on my newly acquired ibook. By doing this am I doing wrong? I mean I own both computers and they are only used by me so should it really cause problems?
I have a bunch of macs in the house. I am trying to install Leopard on a 17" G5 imac but I can't get it to boot off my Leopard install CD (a dual-layer backup copy as the original cannot be located at the moment). The disk will mount under tiger, but will not boot, either from the internal DVD or an external drive.
Is there any good trick to do the install? I did an install onto an external USB drive that booted an intel iMac but that drive wouldn't boot the G5. Anyone have any tricks? I've never done target disk mode and don't think I have a firewire cable, but could get one if needed.
I recently was given an 15 inch iMac G4 with 256 MB RAM and 800 MHz processor and was running OS X 10.3.9. I upgraded the RAM to 512 MB and installed Leopard using a firewire connection with my MacBook. I can boot from the MacBook Leopard but the iMac will not boot or seem to find the Hard Drive. I can see the Hard Drive on my MacBook with Leopard installed on it. All I get on my iMac is a "finder" with a question mark. Is there any suggestions or tips about how I can get my iMac to run properly using Leopard?
The iMac im using now has 10.4.11(tiger), however my brother has recently bought a MacBook. But what i was really wondering is if i am able to use the Leopard CD from the Macbook and install Leopard onto my iMac?(which is using Tiger) Is that possible or will i run into issues along the way? Edit:Also my iMac is using an Intel Processor(Core Duo)
I have accidentally wiped the hard drive of a mid 2011 imac 27" there was no install DVD provided for this machine and a retail Snow Leopard disk will not boot, apparently I need 10.6.8 and the retail disk is only 10.6.3 is there any solution to this dilemma?
I just installed Leopard on my iMac PPC G5. It calls for a shut down at the end of installation which it did. Now it won't power back on. Every time it gets to the starting chime, it shuts down. It was running fine before the installation of Leopard and now it's basically dead. I can't even get the disk out of the drive now and I'd like to. Is there a way to get it out?
I decided to get a USB cable for the Canon MP650 I bought yesterday. I connected it, aligned the head and printed out a test page and it looks ok.
I used the disk that came with the printer and it said everything was installed successfully. Do I need a driver? That should be on the disk, right?
I'm using an iMac OS X v 10.5.8
I wanted to print a test photo, so I clicked on One-Click Photo Print and received an error message: The operation cannot be continued because a printer supporting Photo Print is not installed.
I clicked on System Preferences-Print & Fax, and there's nothing there. I clicked the + sign and in the window that opened, there's nothing listed there either. Why is installing a printer like operating the space shuttle?
ive got a Imac 17inch 1.0ghz with 215mb ddr ram. anyways, as Sheepy suggested, i upgraded her to a nice speedy 500GB 7200 Sata drive and dropped 1.5gb ram into her...... but lets take a step back. when i got her, she was full of dust and had tiger on her.. no dramas, tiger is good. anyways, i wanted to do a reinstall of tiger, and so grabbed my tiger retail disk and started her up, no dramas there either, ran disk util, repartitioned (the old disk) and started to install. the install never finished and then it just rebooted after about 80% through... The reboot came to the disk flashing with the osx face and a question mark. I try a few more times, with the same result, and also with Leopard, also with the same result, but the leopard install actually tells me after about 80% that "Install failed" try again? anyways, so i think its a shagged optical drive. i have a few lying around and i need to get in there anyways to upgrade the hard drive. installing the HD and the new Optical drive went fine, all works well.. and while i was there also installed 500mb ddr400 stick in the main memory non user slot. close her up, checked the heatsink matchup spots and there dry as a nuns nasty.. theres no paste on them, but kinda like a pad.. (which isnt even sticky either) anyways, i stick em back together (without) cleaning the pad stuff nor with applying any paste and boot her up. I insert the leopard disk to istall and it all goes fine, i re-partition the newspeedy 7200rpm sata disk and start the install. and again.... gets to about 90% and reboots. flashing smily face with alternating question mark.
I just got my brand new 2.66ghz iMac in the mail. Wondering whether it is worth installing snow leopard before I painfully switch everything from my old computer to this one. I don't want to have to redo my entire system later.
Now, my poor little G4 was just standing there. After a lot of fumbling around, restores, it finally has regained life, running Tiger etc.
Now, I wanted to install Leopard, see for myself what I would prefer, and it would allow to tether wireless internet connection through my iPhone to the G4. But I need Leopard for that, Tiger is too old.
So, after Googling, I found out that if I put my Intel into Target Disk mode, I could use it as external DVD reader, seeing my G4's reader is dead as dead can be.
I need to install snow leopard on intel imac that is already running lion. I have created new partition and try to boot off of Install Disk 10.6.4 but it never completely comes up all the way to start install.
How would I go about installing OSX on a freshly install hard drive? I have Snow leopard installation Cd's...but how can I partition a new hard drive to install the OSx without being able to get into disc utilities?I also have a time machine back up of previous hard drive.
I have a 1Ghz PowerPC G4 iMac and want to delete everything and start again with Leopard. (it seems to be within the system reqs.) Problem is the DVD drive isn't functioning properly. It sees the OSX DVD but won't boot from it. Question - What's the best alternative method? Create a boot firewire disk?
I have a Powerbook intel and have some Grey Leopard install DVD which say "For Mac Computers" Mac Osx Install Disc 1 and 2. Can anyone tell me is these will work on any Mac which meets the minimum requirements to install. They are original and just confirm they aren't computer specific with them saying for Mac Computers.
Just replaced a nonworking HD in a Macbook. Seagate, just like the old one, plugged in & found it & partitioned in Disk Utility, however, after naming the HD, when I go back to reinsall the OS from the original disks, I get an alert "This software cannot be installed on this computer" and the options to either Restart (which gets you back to the same place) or Startup Disk, which gives you the option to choose the OS install disk to restart or a Network Startup (with a question mark on it). The newly installed HD does not show up here, altho it can be seen in disk utility.
I have a Macbook Pro from 2007 that came with OS X 10.4 Tiger. After Leopard came out I upgraded, and now I want to reformat it all to get a clean install. Therefore I chucked in a Leopard DVD that I had laying around, and started to install. It said that install failed and that I had to format my drive with Disk Utility from the DVD. So I did that.
After that I got an error just stating that it could not install because apparently the DVD I had was a upgrade DVD, and since I formatted my harddrive I didn't have Tiger on it anymore.
Therefore I am now stuck with an empty harddrive and a DVD that won't install OS X for me. Therefore I thought I'd go for the Tiger DVD - which I of course couldn't find... Or rather the Tiger DVD I have seems to be from another Mac because it says "This software cannot be installed on this computer".
What do I do now? I have 3 sets of Tiger DVD's, 2 sets of Leopard DVD's, but none of those will install on my Mac.
I'm trying to fix restore my girlfriends (early 09) Macbook from a backup. Its install discs are missing so I'm using the install disc from a (late 08) Unibody. When I boot to the install disc I get the message "OS X can not be installed on this computer" and get the options "OK" and "Restart". Bewildered, I click OK and go into utilities and pick "Restore from backup", but nothing happens. I'm not sure where to go from here, is it refusing to install and restore from backup because the DVDs belong to another computer?
Some applications simply refuse to install, citing the reason that the application "can't be installed on this computer" and nothing else. The applications that are giving me this error message in particular includes Alfred and Solitaire Greatest Hits. Other applications work just fine, such as Twitter for Mac and TextWrangler. Are Alfred and Solitaire compiled for processors that are newer than my lowly Core Duo, or what?