7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2011 12:03 PM by joelhan
Apple_TV_fan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Like many here, I have a 2006 iMac that I would like to install Lion on. I know that this iMac falls into the "incompatible with Lion" list of hardware as it came from the factory, BUT, I have installed a Core2 Duo processor into it. Lion Installer says that it is icompatible with this hardware. The installer may just look at the model number, and not the system itself.

 

Has anyone gotten Lion to install on such a configuration?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • RoyalFlushAK(s) Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes, you can install Lion on that machine. i did the same with my iMac and it worked. the entire system runs great and i don't have any problems with Lion like other dudes pretend they have. as far as i'm concern, Lion is the best and the most advanced os ever invented.

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,780 points)

    So you want to give the OP a hint on how you did it in as much as it aint working for him?

  • Apple_TV_fan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I guess I have to clarify- it is an Early 2006 iMac.  It came with the Core Duo processor. I have since installed the Core2 Duo processor, and things in Snow Leopard run swimmingly at 64-bit. However, the install for Lion says that it is incompatible. The only hardware limitation I see (or difference between the Early 2006 and Late 2006) is the original Core Duo processor, which has already been replaced. I think the installer must look at the model number, see that it is incompatible (as original), and gives the warning.

     

    Does anyone have a hint at installing Lion with this model?

     

     

    As far as I am concerned, Lion is just a next step. And, one that keeps my system up to date with Apple.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,120 points)

    I remember another thread where someone had installed a Core 2 Duo and was then unable to install Lion - I believe the app store (or its background service 'storeagent') is reading your machine identifier or some other hardware info which will identify the machine as a Core Duo. The other person was unable to install Lion, so I don't think you'll be able to.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,120 points)

    sig wrote:

     

    So you want to give the OP a hint on how you did it in as much as it aint working for him?

     

    Check out his other posts..... I believe troll would be appropriate; but he is more dangerous because it appears that he purposely gives incorrect information.

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,780 points)

    "Check out his other posts..... I believe troll would be appropriate; but he is more dangerous because it appears that he purposely gives incorrect information."

     

    I was getting that feeling when he suddenly disappeared.

  • joelhan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also have a 20" imac upgraded to a 2.0GHZ Core 2 Duo; it was originally a 2.0GHZ Core Duo. The Lion installer is telling me my machine isn't compatible. It's obviously a 64bit processor since the activity viewer shows processes running in 64bit. I think the installer must be looking at the hardware model # rather than the processor type.