2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 8:38 AM by The hatter
penny0618 Level 1 Level 1

Why dvd installer ejecting while im trying to install mac os to a new hd

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    Classic Mac OS

    What DVD installer?  If it is a Mac operating system older than the machine in question, it won't work, or if it is a system specific disc that came with another Mac, it won't work.


    P.S. Note, Mac Pro is a desktop machine, MacBook Pro is a notebook.  Your signature does not refer to the same machine this forum is for.  I can request this thread be moved if you posted to the wrong forum.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    10.8 does not come with DVD inst aller, you would have had to create one yourself , and there are tutorials here and there but I don't see one from Apple.


    Most often depending on age of Mac, it uses ROM code and begins with net-install loader to pull the OS down and set up is via Recovery Mode. Not DVD.


    Plus flash installers are larger than DVD would be.