Software :: Unable To Install Leopard / Cannot Install Osx On Computer

Nov 4, 2008

i have tried to re-install leopard into my macbook but it is just all a mess. i inserted leopard cd (original copy) into macbook to do a clean install to my new(to me) used macbook. the computer message after choosing language says "cannot install mac osx on this computer".

1. used disk utility to reapair disk...did no work
2. erased hd..still did not work.
3. made partition to install from external just made a total mess with computer.
4.i try to start computer from dvd drive with original leopard cd...still does not work. says cannot install mac osx to this computer...

i have macbook intel core duo 1 gig ram and enough memory.

please help i dont know what to do!!!!!

love my mac. buy i messed it up....

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