8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2010 7:57 AM by macgroupie
myelo12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
MacBook Pro intel with plenty of memory

New install disc for Snow Leopard from 10.5

After a period of time, screen became very dark and I had to use a bight light to see desktop to finish installation. Then message came up that installation failed "Cannot install OSX on this computer"

I restarted several times but the same thing happens. Ran disc utility to check HD. At this point I would like to just bail out of the upgrade but the CD is still in and everytime I restart it goes to the install screen and I can't cancel or eject the CD.

Thanks for any suggestions.

1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (40,975 points)
    Hold down the mouse button while restarting and it should spit out the disk.

    Is it a retail copy of Snow Leopard?
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    myelo12 wrote:
    MacBook Pro intel with plenty of memory

    how much is plenty? please fill in your profile.

    New install disc for Snow Leopard from 10.5

    After a period of time, screen became very dark and I had to use a bight light to see desktop to finish installation. Then message came up that installation failed "Cannot install OSX on this computer"

    I restarted several times but the same thing happens. Ran disc utility to check HD.

    what did you run? repair disk or repair permissions? and what are the results?
    At this point I would like to just bail out of the upgrade but the CD is still in and everytime I restart it goes to the install screen and I can't cancel or eject the CD.

    if you can run disk utility you should also be able to choose the startup disk from the Utilities menu. then just quit the installer using command+q and restart. btw, do you have a backup?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
  • myelo12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks. That got the disc out.

    Yes, it's a reatil copy of snow leopard.

    Now I'm getting a file folder icon with a question mark. Never seen that. Is it asking me where to startup from?
  • myelo12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    V.K. Thanks for the reply.

    I can't remember how much memory but the computer store guy said it would be fine. (My profile is for the desktop I'm using).

    I ran both disc repair and permission and everything seemed OK. Sorry I don't remember the exact wording.

    I have the files backup at work (I'm at home).
  • myelo12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks everyone. I was able to reboot from the 10.5 disk after resetting the PRAM. I reloaded 10.5 and it's working fine.
  • macgroupie Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hello, were you ever able to install Snow Leopard on you Intel machine?
    I get a warning message that Snow Leopard cannot be installed on my MacBook.
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
    You may need to repartition so that your partition map is GUID.
  • macgroupie Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    OK, yes, I do have 2 external LaCie drives attached, one for backup. Are there instrux to repartition as you describe somehwhere?