9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2012 8:21 AM by Brian Nesse
Negativ2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I got a power mac g4 with dual 1.25 ghz and a 1.75 gigs of ram and a full 160 hard drive but it wont let me install the software.  why can't i download 10.5 leapard server software.


PowerMac, g4
  • 1. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,790 points)

    why can't i download 10.5 leapard server software

     

    It has nothing to do with your machine. 10.5 Server software has never been available for download (at least not legally).

     

    it is (or, at least, was) distributed on DVD, and you need the DVD to install.

     

    Of course, since 10.7 is the current shipping version (with 10.8 imminent), finding a retail package of 10.5 Server is going to be a challenge.

  • 2. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Negativ2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i got server 10.5 disc's it just won't let me download them to my computer.

  • 3. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,790 points)

    Then you're using a odd definition of the term 'download'.


    What is it you're trying to do?

  • 4. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Negativ2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I trying to instal leapard server onto my g4 powermac.  But it won't let me.

  • 5. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,790 points)

    OK, I'm still confused. What is preventing you inserting the DVD into the PowerMac and booting it?

     

    Saying "it won't let me" doesn't help much. What does it do? what happens? What error message do you get?

  • 6. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Negativ2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I put the leapard 10.5 into my cd drive and boot it up.


    It start the installing process and ask for my keyboard layout.  I couse english and then it tells me mac os x cannot be installed on this computer.  This software cannot be installed on this computer.

     

    Then i have to shut down my computer.

     

    My question is i don't know why i can't instal the software to my computer.  It meets the requirments.

  • 7. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Brian Nesse Level 4 Level 4 (2,780 points)

    Once you get into the installer, bring up the Log window (Cmd-L), and set it to "All messages" (Cmd-3). Then attempt the install.

     

    My guess is that you'll see a message in there about untrusted packages. The workaround is to set your system's date back to some date before 3/23/12 before performing the installation.

  • 8. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Negativ2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This what my log says.


    I think the internal battery died in the computer so the times allways stays at 1976.

     

     

     

    Apr  1 00:00:37 localhost LCA[66]: Folder Manager is being asked to create a folder (asav) while running as uid 0

    Apr  1 00:00:38 localhost configd[42]: subnet_route: write routing socket failed, Network is unreachable

    Apr  1 00:00:38 localhost LCA[66]: Found primary language hint "en"

    Apr  1 00:00:41 Macintosh-000A95E6B2E6 configd[42]: hostname (reverse DNS query) = Macintosh-000A95E6B2E6.local

    Apr  1 00:00:41 Macintosh-000A95E6B2E6 configd[42]: setting hostname to "Macintosh-000A95E6B2E6.local"

    Apr  1 00:00:45 Macintosh-000A95E6B2E6 configd[42]: NetBIOS name (default) = MAC000A95E6B2E6

    Apr  1 00:00:50 Macintosh-000A95E6B2E6 configd[42]: NetBIOS name (default) = MAC000A95E6B2E6

    Apr  1 00:01:00 localhost configd[42]: setting hostname to "localhost"

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost LCA[66]: Launching the Installer using language code "English"

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost /System/Installation/CDIS/Mac OS X Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Mac OS X Installer[154]: vm_allocate: 0, 0x200e4000 - 0x400e4000

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost /System/Installation/CDIS/Mac OS X Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Mac OS X Installer[154]: vm_protect: 0

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Mac OS X Installer application started

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: 1 display(s) found.

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Display[1] is using OpenGL acceleration.

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: @(#)PROGRAM:Install  PROJECT:Install-378

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: @(#)PROGRAM:Mac OS X Installer  PROJECT:OSInstaller-116.1

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Hardware: PowerMac3,6 @ 1.25 GHz, 1792 MB RAM

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Running OS Build: Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C2028)

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Env: DYLD_NO_FIX_PREBINDING=1

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Env: PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Env: PWD=/

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Env: SHLVL=1

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Env: OS_INSTALL=1

    Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Env: _=/System/Installation/CDIS/LCA.app/Contents/MacOS/LCA

    Apr  1 00:02:29 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Opening OSInstall package '/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg'.

    Apr  1 00:02:29 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Installation checks failed.

    Apr  1 00:02:29 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Installation check failures: This software cannot be installed on this computer.

    Apr  1 00:02:30 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Folder Manager is being asked to create a folder (asav) while running as uid 0

    Apr  1 00:02:34 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Not loading AirPort MenuExtra because this machine does not have wireless networking available.

    Apr  1 00:04:26 localhost Unknown[67]: 1976-04-01 00:04 Mac OS X Installer[154] (CarbonCore.framework) FSEventStreamStart: ERROR: FSEvents_connect() => Unknown service name (1102)

    Apr  1 00:04:29 localhost OSInstaller[154]: installAutoFSMonitor: open failed

    Apr  1 00:04:29 localhost OSInstaller[154]: TaskLauncher::Launch Failed

  • 9. Re: It won't let me download it.
    Brian Nesse Level 4 Level 4 (2,780 points)

    It appears that the Install DVD you have is a hardware specific OS installer:

    --> Apr  1 00:02:28 localhost OSInstaller[154]: Running OS Build: Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C2028)

     

    The 9C2028 build number indicates an OS release that was built to support a specific machine... One that shipped after 10.5.2, but before 10.5.3. Those DVD's are hardcoded to only install on the specific machine they were created for.