IMac :: Install New Hard Drive But Missing Leopard Install Disc

Jan 30, 2010

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?

View 6 Replies


MacBook :: Install OS On Blank Hard Drive Without Install Disc

Jun 3, 2014

I have an aluminum Macbook from late 2008, model A1278. I just had to replace the hard drive, and need to install an OS on the currently blank HDD. Problem is, my CD drive doesn't work, so I can't just install from a disc. I had installed Mountain Lion on my old hard drive, but the original OS was Snow Leopard. I haven't succeeded in getting any of my information off my old HDD. Is there another way to install either Snow Leopard or Lion onto my new hard drive?

View 1 Replies View Related

OS X :: Install Leopard On USB Hard Drive From IMac

Sep 11, 2009

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.)

View 5 Replies View Related

IMac :: Unable To Install Clean Snow Leopard / Instructions To Install On Internal Drive?

Dec 20, 2009

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).

View 5 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Need To Install Osx On New Hard Drive But No Disc

Dec 29, 2010

I have a macbook my old hard drive I guess malfunctioned because when I start up there is a folder with a question mark. So I installed a new hard drive however I do not have the original discs the only discs I have are to my 21in Imac is there anyway to install this without buying new discs or is there anyway to recover my old hard drive I think I deleted a folder I suppose to when I tried to restore so now I have 2 hard drive no OS and a macbook I can't use

View 6 Replies View Related

OS X :: New Hard Drive - Lost Install Disc - Time Machine?

Sep 4, 2010

I've just bought a new 500gb HDD, and 4gb of RAM for my late '08 MacBook. However, when I started to look for my Leopard install disc, I couldn't find it. So, I was wondering... The old HDD is running Snow Leopard, and is still in the computer. My friend has a MBP, which came with the Snow Leopard DVD. Would it be possible for me to back up the old HDD with Time Machine, install the new HDD, insert his Snow Leopard DVD, format the drive with Disc Utility, and then restore from Time Machine (with all the drivers/etc) installed?

The only thing I'm worried about is, I replaced the old HDD because it had some error - ivalid node structure - or something. The drive still works, but would the problem affect anything/be carried over? I'm not so concerned with keeping the files, I just want to have all the drivers/etc installed on my mac, and I couldn't think of another way. Woul this be possible, or is there an easier way?

View 3 Replies View Related

IMac :: SL Install CD Stuck In Disc Drive

Sep 12, 2009

My iMac in my sig is what's giving me the issue. I was updating to 10.6.1 and I got a folder with a question mark symbol on reboot. So I tried reinstalling sl and nothing happens. Put the disc in and nothing happens. Is there a way to get the disc out at all? I tried the eject button on the keyboard.

View 1 Replies View Related

OS X :: Install Snow Leopard On Shared Disc Drive?

Sep 3, 2009

My 3 year old MacBook's ComboDrive doesn't work and I was wondering if I could Install Snow Leopard via a shared SuperDrive from a MacBook Pr over Wi-Fi. Is it possible to copy the installer locally and then install Snow Leopard or would I have to get an External SuperDrive?

View 2 Replies View Related

IMac :: Leopard Retail Disc Take Place Of Install CDs?

Mar 22, 2009

I don't have my install cds anymore, but I do have my leopard retail disc, so can that take the place of my install discs?

View 7 Replies View Related

Software :: Use Intel Leopard Install Disc On PPC IMac?

Oct 28, 2008

My G5 iMac PPC hard drive needs to be replaced. It came with Tiger. I have the Leopard Install Disc that came with my other new Intel iMac. Can I install that Leopard onto the new internal hard drive on my PPC iMac?

View 7 Replies View Related

Mac Pro :: Install Leopard Install Disc For MacBook Pro?

May 23, 2008

I'm new to Mac. I feel I have been suitably rehabilitated from my former ways. I bought a MacBook Pro. It came with an installation disc for Leopard. I'm not sure if it's an image or if it's the OS install DVD. I bought a Mac Pro, quad Xeon 64 bit monster. The guy I bought it from had to retain the HDD for legal reasons. So, I bought a couple of drives that I'll slot in. Question: Can I use the install disc from my MacBook Pro to install Leopard on my Mac Pro?

View 12 Replies View Related

Intel Mac :: Apps Install Disc Missing?

Jun 28, 2012

I had to do an erase and install on my iMac.  All went well and updated (Leopard).  I don't have any apps install CD/DVD - only an OSX disc.  How do I reinstall the iLife Suite?

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

View 2 Replies View Related

IMac (Intel) :: Running OS X Mavericks (10.9.4) - Can Reboot Using Snow Leopard Install Disc?

Aug 23, 2014

Can I reboot my iMac running ox 10.9.4 using my Snow Leopard install disc?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

View 6 Replies View Related

OS X :: Boot Camp Install Gone Wrong - 32GB Of Disc Space Missing?

Jun 16, 2010

Boot camp went wrong because I had to reboot my macbook while windows 7 was being installed. After that, I deleted the 32gb windows partition. But guess what? Disk utility says that my free space is 468 gb, when before boot camp I had 493gb.

View 3 Replies View Related

Mac Pro :: Can Install Leopard On A Second Hard Drive

Feb 26, 2008

on my Mac Pro (2.66Ghz) I have two hard drives. One contains Leopard and the other hd is used for Time Machine back-ups.I want to add another hard drive that will contain Leopard and Windows XP using Bootcamp.fter I install Leopard on the newer hard drive how can I choose which hard drive to boot from? Also, on a bad day I want to boot to the XP partition on the new drive

View 1 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Remove Hard Drive - Install In External Enclosure And Install OS X?

Jan 5, 2011

My MBP was recently squished in a motorcycle accident and its hard drive and superdrive were destroyed. Is it possible to buy a new hard drive, put it in an external USB 2.0 enclosure, then install OS X on it using the discs that came with my destroyed MBP in a different Mac, then put the hard drive into the squished computer and have it use that hard drive as its startup disk? The motherboard on the squished computer is fine, I just can't install OS X on it because it has a broken superdrive.

View 4 Replies View Related

OS X :: Hard Drive Not Showing Up On Leopard Install?

Dec 24, 2008

I put the leopard install disk into my computer and started installing it. It went fine until it asked me where to install Leapord. With all other installs (applications, games, etc...) my hard drive will show up and that's what I'll click on, but here nothing shows up except my iPod that was plugged in. As a note, it worked on my other computers, but is not working on my G5.

View 2 Replies View Related

OS X :: Mac Mini - Wiped Hard Drive - Broken DVD Drive - Install Leopard?

Mar 6, 2009

Clearly there must be a way to do this, right? Can I install off an external hard drive? Off a USB drive? Share my macbook pro's DVD drive somehow? If the hard drive on the mac mini is completely reformatted and I plug it into the USB port on the external hard drive which I partition and install the Leopard DMG would it be able to boot off of it?

View 9 Replies View Related

Windows On Mac :: Full Install Leopard / SL Disc To Run Bootcamp / Update Disc?

Oct 13, 2009

Please take pity on a confused newbie. I'm running 10.4.11 (Tiger) on a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 13" Macbook with 1GB ram. My school requires me to run Bootcamp to take my exams. They told us that we need 10.5 minimum OS and must have our 'original system discs'. The installation dics that I have are for Tiger. If I buy an upgrade disc to Leopard/SL, will that contain the windows drivers I need to install after I install bootcamp? Or do I need to buy a full installation disc of Snow Leopard (since I think you can't buy the Leopard full installation anymore)? Another issue someone mentioned is that both Leopard & SL require 1BG ram minimum, which is what I have. I'm worried the os will run very slow, but I don't really have the money to buy new ram and get it install (and don't want to crack the fragile top case) now that I have to buy the new software too.

View 7 Replies View Related

IMac :: Can You Install A Second Hard Drive Inside Of The I3 21.5

Sep 7, 2010

Since I do Hd Video editing and the iMac does not have an external eSata port I am willing to replace my dvd super drive with a hard drive if possible?

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook Air :: Ripping Leopard Install Disc Via Remote Disc

Jun 2, 2008

Well, my question is very simple: I have a MBA and this other laptop from work, a crappy HP which is old as hell. I'm planning to use Remote Disc to reinstall my Leopard, since the upgrade to 10.5.3 really screwed things here, and I can't figure out why. Point is: instead of running all Leopard installation thru Remote Disc, I would prefer to share Leopard disc 1 over Remote Disc and restore it to a partition on my external HD, making a clone of it, which would install *much* faster. Has anyone tried anything like this? There's any Windows program which allows me to rip a Mac DVD to a Mac partition?

View 2 Replies View Related

Software :: Leopard Install Will Reset Hard Drive Like PC?

Jan 3, 2009

When leopard installs will it reset my hard-drive like a PC? Basically I have a lot of essential programs installed, such as FCP which I dont have the discs for anymore and I dont want to loose these programs, but I really want to upgrade to leopard.

View 3 Replies View Related

IMac :: Clone Vs Clean Install When Going From Hard Drive To Sdd?

Nov 1, 2010

I'm drop shipping my 27" imac refurb to OWC for them to install the sdd, ram, etc. Someone here said OWC will clone the hd to the ssd and then the end user went back and did a clean install. Wouldn't it be better if OWC just installed the SSD, left it clean, and I did the install from the disks myself? I mean I assume it's a time issue why they would clone, not fresh install. I have plenty of time to do it. Is it not that simple? Is there something more fangled to it, or is it just running the disks and doing what they say?

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Will Snow Leopard Install On A Blank Hard Drive?

Sep 3, 2009

"In addition, it is possible to completely erase a hard drive and install Snow Leopard without a pre-existing operating system in place, enabling users to bypass the possible headaches of an upgrade and go with a clean install instead."

I'm a newbie here but wonder if the above AppleInsider statement is true. I installed Snow Leopard over my existing Leopard w/out a hitch. Earlier OS X retail DVD versions clearly distinguished between "Install" and "Upgrade" - correct?. I'm confused where I read Snow Leopard required an existing OS (Leopard or Tiger) to install. It appears Snow Leopard is a "full install" DVD?

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: New Hard Drive - How To Install Snow Leopard Without Disk

May 10, 2012

My Macbook pro has just had a new 500gb hard drive in it and osx snow leopard had not been put on it because i never got a disk when i bought it. It still comes up with the grey screen with the flashing folder which i think would be normal because there is nothing on the hard drive. How do i install OSX Snow Leopard back on it the cheapest way possible?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)

View 3 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Put In It But Still To Install Snow Leopard Without A Disk?

May 10, 2012

My Macbook pro has just had a new 500gb hard drive in it and osx snow leopard had not been put on it because i never got a disk when i bought it. It still comes up with the grey screen with the flashing folder which i think would be normal because there is nothing on the hard drive. How do i install OSX Snow Leopard back on it the cheapest way possible? and easiest.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)

View 11 Replies View Related

OS X :: Disk Utility Now Allowing Me To Erase My Hard Drive - Way To Install Leopard

Aug 15, 2009

1. To grab all the files I need/don't want to lose (photos, music, documents, etc.)2. Then completely erase the 500GB HD so I can then install it into the new Macbook Pro and install Leopard.(I'll then externally connect the 160GB HD that came w/ my Macbook Pro and add the files I've already copied into that 160GB HD into the 500GB Leopard installed HD in the new Macbook Pro)So, currently my 500GB HD is connected to my Macbook pro and I want to completely erase everything so I'll then have a completely clean hard drive, to then install into the Macbook Pro, add the installation discs and install Leopard into the 500GB HD.

View 14 Replies View Related

OS X V10.7 Lion :: Install A SSD Hard Drive On A 2011 IMac Without Voiding The Warranty?

Mar 14, 2012

I purchased an iMac last October and my line of work demands extensive use of After Effects and Final Cut Pro. My iMac is fitted with the standard 1TB SATA hard drive, and lately I considered installing an SSD drive as I have been experiencing lags. In all my naivete I asked Apple Store/Service outlet where I originally bought my iMac, but they turned me down, claiming that "they are not allowed to order the extra parts and if they do proceed then my warranty will be void". Which means that about 2 years of AppleCare will go out of the window. I can always do it myself, but at the risk of damaging my iMac and facing a null warranty on top of it. I am still reeling in disbelief, is it really the case that Apple prohibits its customers from legitimately upgrading their computer at their own stores?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

View 7 Replies View Related

OS X V10.7 Lion :: Clean Hard Drive Of Used Computer, Missing Latest Disc?

May 18, 2012

I just bought a used MacBook Pro off somebody online to replace my 2005 pre-Intel Power Mac, which still runs great but I'm just tired of lugging it around.  The MacBook Pro was erased but still contains some of the old owner's information (computer name, accounts, etc), and before moving files over I'd like to just wipe it clean and reinstall the OS.  He did give me the gray discs, but they are for 10.6 (Snow Leopard) but the computer has been upgraded to 10.7 (Lion); I fear by rebooting I would downgrade to 10.6 since that's the disc I have.  Reinstalling 10.7 after 10.6 is out because I don't have the login info used to buy 10.7.  I've also considered just keeping 10.6 and just upgrading to 10.8 whenever it comes out (likely soon).

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

View 2 Replies View Related

OS X :: Install Leopard Without Disc

Feb 23, 2009

My leopard disc has just arrived and now I have found that my CD drive on my mid 2007 black macbook is dead, the disc goes in no noise, no uptake and no life. I will have to take the mac in eventually but is there anyway of getting leopard on her without the disc or using a different drive and without having to get the train all the way to manchester. Tools at my disposal: i have an old internal dvd drive for a dell pc and 2 vista laptops with built in dvd drives.

View 12 Replies View Related

Copyrights 2005-15, All rights reserved