OS X :: Using MacBook Pro To Install Leopard On IMac -- Won't Boot From Leopard DVD?
Feb 24, 2010
-one iMac with cracked screen -- currently being used via dual monitor setup
-one new MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard)
-a legitimate, family pack DVD for Leopard
I want to:
-reformat the iMac and install Leopard on the iMac via Target Mode/firewire using the DVD drive on my MBP
However, when I try to boot the MBP from the Leopard DVD, nothing happens.
I know this is kind of a mess, but it's the only viable solution I have been able to come up with. I can't install Leopard on the iMac from the Leopard DVD because I can't see the screen (due to the huge crack on my iMac) and it does not show up on the extra monitor.
Is there a way to safely force the MBP to boot from the Leopard install DVD?
My brother's MacBook Pro (2009 13") won't boot from the Leopard install DVD. Here is what happened:
- I tried to do Bootcamp on it. I installed Windows 7 but realized that there were no Bootcamp drivers for that. - Deleted Windows 7 and put the XP install disc in. Somehow, it formatted my Mac partition instead of my Windows partition. - Now that the MBP was only running Windows XP, I connected it to my iMac in target disk mode and wiped it (GUID, one Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition). - I tried to put the Leopard (10.5.0) install DVD in there so I can restore from the Time Machine backup, and it sees it when I hold option at bootup but refuses to boot from it. - I reset the PRAM and tried again, no luck.
Does it have to do with the fact that it was doing Bootcamp? I either want to boot from the disc or somehow restore from Time Machine some other way. I can use another computer (my iMac) if I need to.
I have a uMBP 2.26GHz with 4GB and 500GB HDD. I usually do the Disk Utility every once in a while and it recommended me to use the MAC OS X disk and repair the disk. I inserted the disk, restarted and held "C" and the disc was running and everything. Like 1 minute later my display went black but I can still hear the disc running. But that's all it happens. Everything runs but my display went black. This is a 3month old uMBP. This is the log from the Disk Utility
Verifying volume "Macbook Pro HD" Performing live verification. Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume. Checking extents overflow file. Checking catalog file. Missing thread record (id = 782820) Missing thread record (id = 962550) Incorrect number of thread records Checking multi-linked files. Checking catalog hierarchy. Invalid volume directory count (It should be 54635 instead of 54637) Checking extended attributes file. Checking volume bitmap. Checking volume information. The volume Macbook Pro HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired. Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.
I have this MacBook Pro from a friend and he asked me to repair it. I can`t: boot the Mac OS X install DVD and Snow Leopard , enter single-user mod (freeze), enter verbose mod (freeze), enter safe mod (only the apple appear and nothing happen) and whatever you can think off.I tried to reset using comand + option + o + r and ANYTHING you can think off. It just open with a flashing folder with a question mark on it. Btw i format the hard drive on my windows ( in hfs+ of course).
I have a Snow Leopard Install Disk for the 13-inch Macbook Pro model.I also have a 21-inch iMac. I have OS X Lion installed on both. I have Snow Leopard installed as a partition on my Macbook Pro, which I installed via the install disk. I want to do the same thing for my iMac but I am unable due to (seemingly) my install disk is for a Macbook Pro and not for an iMac.
I bought a Mac OSX 10.6.3 Snow Leopard CD (Family Pack) to upgrade on my Macbook Pro, but it won't boot. There are sound like it was running but it reject in the end. My Macbook Pro is Intel Core Duo 2GHz with 2GB Ram. It is currently running OSX 10.5.8.†I tried the disc on other Macbook running 10.6.6 purchased 2-3 years ago and it work. So I don't really know what happen with mine. My DVD drive work fine though.
I have been trying to install leopard on a 867MHz 640mb ram powerbook g4 for about a week. i have restored the dmg to a partition, i have run the installer and successfully installed leopard( green check and prompted to restart). upon restart, system only boots to apple screen with spinning wheel. i let it sit there for approx. an hour and no change. I reset pram and nvram as well as pmu... anyone have any clue as to what the problem is?
I'm getting my Mac Pro in a few hours and plan to run Leopard on a 150GB Raptor. Will I need to boot off the orig drive initially (to partition or format the Raptor) or can I put the Raptor in one of the drive bays, boot off the restore discs and immediately load Leopard from the very first boot?
I recently inherited a Powermac G5 with 8gb ram(recognizes 6) 2x150gb HD which was at 10.5.8 ¬†HD1 was 10.5.8 HD2 is setup as backup¬†most apps would not launch so decided to refresh and start over by erasing and installing anew 10.5.6 and going from there.¬†
after install on HD1 and reboot the screen would hang at the grey screen with the Apple logo and spinning circle¬†did option boot and selected that drive and system would barely get to the gray screen and shut down¬†installed on HD2 and again it gets to gray logo screen and just spins(let it go for many minutes)¬†
Info: PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6), PPC dual core 2ghz, 6gb Ram
So i have a mac Pro octo from May 2007. I upgraded to the 8800GT when they came out and not have any problems since. Today I encountered some problems with my hard drive and am trying to boot from either my Mac Pro Install disc or my Leopard Install disc and get an error everytime. When I try and boot from the disc it gives me an error and tells me i need to reboot. I have found out through the apple discussion forums that Leopard Discs before 10.5.2 do not have the drivers for the 8800GT, and therefore will not let you boot. What am I to do here. Is there any way I can get a newer leopard install disc? It seems I am going to have to reinstall an Ati X1900 to get my own install discs to work. This is really annoying to me, this is an awful design flaw. How do they expect you to upgrade your mac pro and not have problems like this.
I know this is my first post, but I had no where else to go on the internet.
My problem is, I was trying to install Windows XP on Leopard for boot camp. Something went wrong and now it gives a message saying "no bootable device".
Its almost like its confused to where its booting from. So now, it won't boot past the white screen with the apple logo - that doesn't even appear! Its a grey screen that goes to a black screen which reads that message. I can't get into OSX.
I think I may of partitioned the drive and whiped the computer clean, but being a casual computer person I have no idea what to do.
I have my original Mac OSX disc that came with the computer.
I'm using a iMac PowerPC G5 that I've received from my brother. He gave it to me with a fresh install of Leopard on it, but he unfortunately no longer has the disc that came with the computer that he also used to format it before handing it to me. With that said, I ordered a new internal hard drive. Naturally, I'll need to re-install Leopard, but I don't have an install disc anywhere. How is this going to be possible? Or will it not be? Do I have to buy a new Leopard install disc? If so where and how much?
The internal hard drive on my early 2009 iMac is being replaced but I have to reinstall Snow Leopard myself.I did search in MRoogle and at Apple and cannot seem to find instructions on how to perform a clean Snow Leopard install on an iMac internal HD.
Can I do this? And if so how? Or do you think I should try and install Leopard on the existing Hd in the iMac? I still have these discs but have to get the SL applications install disc out of my drive (it's stuck and the iMac won't boot past the blue screen).
So, today I tried to install windows through boot camp assistant on my mac. When it got to partitioning my drive I got an error that my hard drive needed repairing. So I opened up disk utility and clicked verify disk (I can't click repair) and got this error Disk Utility stopped verifying ÔŅĹChris Hard DriveÔŅĹ because the following error was encountered: Filesystem verify or repair failed. I then researched this and learned to fix the problem I must boot from my leopard install disk and use the DU from their. Unfortunately I don't have access to the disk. But I have the install disk from my old macbook (the white one) so I used this. I put in the disk and shut down. When I turn it on I hold C but all I get is a grey screen but with out the apple logo. When I try turning it out holding alt I don't get the option of the CD just Chris Hard Drive. But when I boot up holding D i do get to the hardware test screen but I get the error that's something like "Hardware test does not support this hardware". Will the Leopard install of a different type of macbook not work on my new macbook pro (13" aluminium)?
I've been having big problems trying to solve my problem. I've checked all the posts related, tried all the solutions and still I didn't get anything, so I'm sharing my problem and hope for someone to have the solution.
I installed Windows XP with BootCamp and it was working fine. But then the HD space of the windows partition was too small and I needed more space. So what I did was erase the partition with the Disc Utility.
But before that I wanted to test the Parallels to see if the windows 7 would work fine with it. It installed easily but I didn't like the performance of it, so I just erased it with the AppCleaner. Then I erased the BootCamp partition with Disc Utility.
But when I tried to use the Boot Camp Assistant again, it only gave me the message: "The Disk Cannot Be Partitioned Because Some Files Cannot Be Moved"I've checked the forums and it was said that probably if I use iDefrag, it would solve my problem.Once I did it, I still got the same message.Then I decided to repair the dic, so I did the verification and clicked on Repair Disc Permitions and I've got this message: -The file SUID "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" was modified and cannot be repaired.
Then I decided to reboot the whole system inserting the installation disc and pressing the C button, but all I get is a white screen and no response. And sometimes the Macbook not even start properly (also having only the white screen and no response), so I need to press the Option button till the Mac HD icon appears and I can access the computer.
And now I really without any option and I wanted to install the windows.
I got my new Macbook today. I've reformatted and installed Snow Leopard. Then I set up Boot Camp and installed Windows 7. I installed all the drivers under Windows 7 using the Snow Leopard install disc. One problem that remains is under Windows 7, I can't tap the trackpad to click. I have to use a mouse.Anyone know of a fix? Can't find it under Apple Support at all.
I have an imac osx version 10.3.9 (panther) with 800 mhz processor and 768 mb memory. I recently bought leopard to upgrade which requires 867 mhz processor speed. So, I can't install it on this computer, but my problem is that I can't access a lot of things on the internet with my current system, most importantly I can't access my .mac account.
I've managed to aquire an iMac G4 17" 1.25GHz, 250GB HDD, 2GB Ram, What I would like to do is install leopard on it as I have an old intel leopard disc lying around, Is this possible and if so how do you go about it?
I have iMac G5 1.8GHZ 2GB of ram 250GB HDD and nvidia 64mb video. I'm thinking to install leopard, but I'm afraid will it be fast? I will use: Photoshop CS2, iTunes, Skype, iChat, safari, quick time and others. Will it be fast? I mean, will software will run fast or slow?
I have an imac g5 2.1ghz (isight version). The previous hdd completely broke, so with great struggle I managed to open it up and put in a 500gb hdd, I'm now looking to fresh install OS x. I put tiger in the imac and hold 'c', it boots to a grey screen with a folder and an exclamation mark. I put the disk in and hold the option key, it goes to a menu where an hour glass appears for about 3minutes before my tiger install disk is found. The install disk has an image of a disk with a small cross in the bottom right corner (i thought it was supposed to have an image of cd itself, but at least its recognized) I click the cd to install and it goes to a white screen with the apple logo, after a brief minute, a spinny wheel appears and spins for about 3-5minutes.
The apple logo then changes to a cancel or stop sign but the spinny wheel is still spinning below...I left it for about 40minutes and it didnt go any further. I've tried several times with the same result, I've also created a bootable usb with tiger on it and had the same result after using a command on the open firmware comand line to boot the usb, a friend tried to create a usb with leopard on it, but after trying to boot it..i get a message saying "Load-size is too small" Here are some pictures (click the tabs to see all 4) [URL]
I have an imac, bought about a year and a half ago, It came with Mac OS X 10.4.11, I just purchased a new laptop with leopard and want to load it onto my desktop.. Unfortunately, I can't?! I load in the CD, then I double click on the install disc icon (as per the instructions) then Click "English" then it stops and says "can not install on this computer" I'm assuming they want me to buy leopard for my imac as well, BUT there has to be a way to make it work?
I just bought a used iMac g4 with the following specs: 1.25 ghz, 160 gb HD, 1 gb of ram, with a 20" screen (USB 2.0). It has OS X 10.3.9 installed. I have retail copies of tiger and leopard. The problem is that I can't get either to install.¬† When i load the disk, the computer restarts, but then returns back to home screen.¬† I've tried holding down "c", but that does nothing for me. I've also gone to start up disk in utilities, but all that is listed on there is my G4 hard drive and "network". The superdrive isn't listed on there. I know the super drive works; i've used it several times and i used it to open up the install disk.¬† What am I doing wrong.
I'm trying to install Snow Leopard 10.6.3 onto my imac that has 10.5.8 currently. I put the disc in and it ejects it again.¬† Before the install box did come up on the screen but that did not work either.
I just ordered a new iMac and I'll be upgrading from a 1GHz TiBook with Tiger on it. I have some important music software that I'm not 100% sure will work with Snow Leopard, but my understanding is that it's already ok for Universal Binary. So I had the thought that maybe I could put Tiger on the iMac and dual boot. I've never dealt with a dual-boot system before, other than a couple times when I played around with Classic Mode when I still had Jaguar and/or Panther.
Since I do development, I want to keep my iMac G5 at 10.4.11 (Tiger) while having 10.5.2 (Leopard) on an external drive for booting and customer support (in the meantime anyways - at some point, I may move the internal to Leopard and keep a version of Tiger on the external drive for customer support).Sounds none too difficult to achieve this. Attach external drive, insert installation CD, and follow instructions.
One thing that alludes me is the best way to make the applications available on the external Leopard boot. Can I just run them from the internal drive or will they need to be copied/installed on the external as well? Any really clear and useful resources on this type of thing?
I can't install Leopard on a USB drive from my iMac, then move the drive to my Air and boot that? It's just for emergency purposes, so if trackpad gestures are missing or something, no big deal. I just want a DiskWarrior drive I can use on all my Intel Macs--especially the Air with no DVD drive. (I know I could install OS X using the Air itself--but wireless installation would be slow. Better to install OS X quickly on my iMac via USB.)