Hi Thanks for that, did the start up with the hold C key and got the blue screen and the what language option and after the choice it try’s to move on but back to the " cant install software msg" with option Restart or back up disc.
Make sure you are using DVD #1.
If you have back ups have you considered wiping your comp of everything & starting from scratch? Not sure what you have already tried as you did not provide any details.
Have tried most things
Clicky click--—> Erasing disks securely
Start up from your install disc, go to Disk Utility and select the disk and click erase - to securely erase data click Security Options and Erase Free Space which will entirely wipe your disk, overwriting it with zeros so that no data is recoverable.iMac (3.2 GHz, Intel Core i5-2013), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Fusion Drive-3.12TB, 32GB RAM
I am trying what you have posted. Think the later version OS is stopping the older version from installing. How can I remove everything so the drive is clean? i.e. formatted or removing partition. And once done what is needed for the discs to work.
Sorry for the headache.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2013 11:59 AM (in response to M.A.S.H)
How to format your disks...
(To Install OSX on an IntelMac the Drive it needs the GUID Partitioning scheme mentioned at the bottom.)
Thanks to Pondini, Formatting, Partitioning, Verifying, and Repairing Disks...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to M.A.S.H)
K tried all that and went down like a burning spitfire.
If power up holding the power and option button then displays only shows the CD drive with the install disc in. So no hard drive showing. Click install and once starts blue screen and the language option choose English and you get the install mac os and then an alert “This software cannot be installed".
Go into disk utils
WD hard drive 232.9 gb on top
Showing SMART Verified for WD
Guide Partition Table for WD
Mac HD under that
mount point : /volumes/mac hd
Format : Mac OS Extended (Journal)
Owners Enabled: Yes
Number of folders: 2
Number of files 2
Have attached some pics
So it will not boot from the Install Disc, or it does?
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc that came with your computer, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
*Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
3. Click the Erase tab.
4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.
5. Select your Mac OS X volume.
6. Highlight the drive, select Partition Tab, then Format type... MacOS Extended Journalled, select the Security Options button, choose Zero Out Data, Erase... after completion do a new install.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to M.A.S.H)
Hi Thanks for that.
Have tried and again no success.
When I start up with disc 1 in and hold the C button it always takes me to the language screen and have no other option but to choose and then it moves on and I get the normal error msg as displayed above.
At this stage this is the only time I can access the disk utility tools from the top menu bar. I did have access to the erase tab but you made then reference to discloser triangle?? Could not see that. So did not see the option re Mac OS X Volume.
Either this H/D is on its way out or I have a bad image re operating disk. Or the drive is not formatted as it shows 73 GB used out of the 250 capacity
Do appreciate your help and time.
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