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WANTED: Mac OS X 10.4.1 install disks £5.00

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months agoFeedback:5 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
I've been donated a Mac but want to reinstall the operating system and need some disks to do it. I tried a 10.5.4 and it wasn't having it - not entirely sure why, Mac is a mystery to me at the moment!

Happy to pay first - but need as cheap as poss.

It's a 20 inch iMac (MA200LL) 2.0ghz Intel Core Duo with 512 Mb RAM.
Described as early 2006 on the Apple Support Site.

So looking for the disks supplied with this model preferably - or possibly a retail upgrade to 10.5 Leopard. However, I'm still not actually sure it will upgrade!
- KrispiiDuck

Further edit - it's now got 2gb RAM.
Getting there in little steps!
- KrispiiDuck
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months agoFeedback:5 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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1 Like #1
You'll really need the disks that came with the same model of Mac you have - they have all the drivers for the hardware on them and it'll be quite a mission to get them otherwise. Which machine is it? and did you have any disks at all? There is always the possibility if it is an old machine that the disk drive isn't a dvd, and anything from Tiger onwards is on dvd..
#2
It's currently loaded with 10.4.1 - it's an iMac G5, I think. So that's kind of what I'm after - and yes, it does have a DVD drive. I really want to do a clean install and start afresh.
Thanks for your help.
1 Like #3
Doesn't 10.5 only work on Intel Macs? I'm guessing yours will be PowerPC which is why you had problems!
#4
vialli25
Doesn't 10.5 only work on Intel Macs? I'm guessing yours will be PowerPC which is why you had problems!


See - I said I didn't know much about Macs!
:whistling:
#5
I've been doing some research - the model I have is an Intel based iMac - so it's later than G5.

From what I've read, my issue may be the test for processor speed which is validated at the beginning of the install, and there is a workaround for this called LeopardAssist - link below in case it is of use to anyone.

http://www.mac.profusehost.net/leopardassist/index.html#

Once I've updated the Tiger release sufficiently to try it, I will report back!

ETA - LeopardAssist doesn't help - in fact, it tells me that I don't need to run it on an Intel based system. Hm. Wondering if a full retail release of 10.5 is what I really need, now that I'm up to 10.4.11 anyway!

Or someone who has the disks that came with one of these - it's a 20 inch iMac (MA200LL) 2.0ghz Intel Core Duo with 512 Mb RAM.
#6
I think you might have to do a clean install of Tiger (assuming you have those disks), and then do an upgrade to Leopard. That way the machine will be loaded with the right drivers from the disk that came with it. I'm not sure that wiping it clean and installing Leopard straight on there will work.
#7
thelioncub
I think you might have to do a clean install of Tiger (assuming you have those disks), and then do an upgrade to Leopard. That way the machine will be loaded with the right drivers from the disk that came with it. I'm not sure that wiping it clean and installing Leopard straight on there will work.


That's the problem - I have no disks at all.
(Only borrowed a copy of 10.5.4 to try from a friend!)
#8
If you have the MA200LL you should be looking for 10.4.4 discs. I don't understand what you mean though about it rejecting leopard. You don't need LeopardAssist at all. That is for 2003-2004 macs that aren't officially supported by Apple. You can easily run Leopard. If you give more details on how it rejects 10.5.4 I might be able to help.

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