My roommate has a 2007 Mac Book pro, and I'm trying to install Leopard 10.5 on his machine so I can install Snow leopard 10.6. I have a 2009 Sony
Vaio AW290, I have 10.5 and 10.6 burned on my computer I copied them both to 8.5G DL DVDR's. His computer will not detect 10.5 it will detect 10.6
but I can't do anything with it. I'm not a huge fan of current technology and have tried to stay away from gaining too much knowledge on the
subject but I guess I'll have to change that for now. Can anyone here help me out?
I'm not a Mac fan with the exception of the Ipod and if it's made in the same place they make the Iphone I won't be a fan of that any longer, my
roommate drank the Kool-Aid on that. I found one 10.5 PPC bit it's almost half the size as well 4.33 Gb vs 7.51 Gb.
By the way, do you know if it has an Intel processor or not? That would tell us if you can use 10.6 on it. If you don't know, you could post the
model number or serial number and I can try to look it up for you.
It does actually have an Intel processor, which means you won't need the PPC version of 10.5, and 10.6 should work just fine. Only reason I can think
of that the 10.5 disc wouldn't install is the disc didn't burn properly. I would suggest re-downloading the files and re-burning it.
Edit: And by the way, it's actually a 2006 as detailed here.
edit on 28-1-2011 by warbird03
because: (no reason given)
In Mac OS X go to Applications then click Utilities and open Disk Utility.
Then at the top of the screen on the taskbar select File then Open Disk Image. Find the .ISO on your system and select it. You should then see it
listed in the Disk Utility program. Now click on the ISO in the list on the left side of the program. Now select the Burn icon and it will allow you
to burn the ISO to disk so it will work.
I'm now able to get the Mac to read the discs. I get the OSX installer menu and when I select install it tells me I need to restart the computer to
complete the install. I click the restart option it gives me, it will restart the computer I will log in an nothing else will happen. I've tried
this several times now and have given it a few minutes to see if anything will happen, when I go to click on the icon again it will send me through
the same process again. Do I need to have his computer connected to the Internet for any reason to do this?
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