1 Reply Latest reply: May 15, 2012 12:31 PM by Kappy
diane303 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I was trying to install Snow Leopard on my iMac (late 2006 running on 10.4) and, being a complete bonehead, did not check the RAM before I inserted disc.  It only has 512mb, so obviously I can't do this.  My question is, how do I get out of the OSX installer?  The options are "restore from backup" or "restart".  I tried to "quit installer" and nothing happened.  Restart seemed to take me back to the same spot...I would like to just back out of install.  Can I just eject the disc or are there steps to take?


No, I do not have a backup, no important data on that mac anyway....


I have not been able to find an answer here.....thanks for any help!!



iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (250,605 points)

    Restart the computer and eject the installer disc:


    Five ways to eject a stuck CD or DVD from the optical drive


    Ejecting the stuck disc can usually be done in one of the following ways:


    1. Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the left mouse button until the disc ejects.


    2. Press the Eject button on your keyboard.


    3. Click on the Eject button in the menubar.


    4. Press COMMAND-E.


    5. If none of the above work try this: Open the Terminal application in your Utilities folder. At the prompt enter or paste the following:



      /usr/bin/drutil eject


    If this fails then try this:


    Boot the computer into Single-user Mode. At the prompt enter the same command as used above. To restart the computer enter "reboot" at the prompt without quotes.