7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 7:41 PM by Hargrove2011
Hargrove2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought the Snow Leopard install disk to upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6, and I put the disk in and click on the Install Mac OS X icon, and it gives me an error saying "The application 'Install Mac OS X Cannot be ran from this volume"


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Install Failure
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

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    Did you boot from the install disc by holding down the "c" key?  Did you repair permissions prior to the install attempt?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 2. Re: Install Failure
    Hargrove2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes, I have tried botting from it and repairing the permissions, to no avail for either

     

    the thing is, when I boot from the disk, the apple logo shows up, along with the loading circle below it, and sticks there

  • 3. Re: Install Failure
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    Hargrove2011 wrote:

     

    yes, I have tried botting from it and repairing the permissions, to no avail for either

     

    the thing is, when I boot from the disk, the apple logo shows up, along with the loading circle below it, and sticks there

     

    Where or who did you purchase the upgrade disc from?

     

    Which volume did you select?  How large is your hard drive and how much hard drive space do you have left?  Was wondering if you have enough for Snow Leopard.

     

     

     

    Disconnect all peripherals from your computer.

     

    Boot from your install disc & run Repair Disk from the utility menu. To use the Install Mac OS X disc, insert the disc, and restart your computer while holding down the C key as it starts up.

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    Once on the desktop, select Utility in the menu bar.

    Select Disk Utility.

     

    Select the disk or volume in the list of disks and volumes, and then click First Aid.

    Click Repair Disk.

    Restart your computer when done.

     

    Repair permissions after you reach the desktop-http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2963 and restart your computer.  Now try to upgrade.  Any success?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 4. Re: Install Failure
    Hargrove2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought the disk from apple, and my hard drive (which is quite old) is 74.5 gb, available is 57.3 gb. I'll have to get back on all the rest

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    Hargrove2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    there was sucess at first, but I left the laptop to install, and when I came back I came to find it had fallen asleep and my disk drive (external) had shut off, so now I'm trying to restart it, but it's doing the same thing

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    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    Hargrove2011 wrote:

     

    disk drive (external) had shut off,

     

    You did not mention this in your original post.  Why aren't you using the computer's internal drive?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 7. Re: Install Failure
    Hargrove2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry for not mentioning it. My built in superdrive will not accept any disk, I put the disk in, it spins for about 3 seconds, then it spits it back out at me.