5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 9:01 AM by israelvilches
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Hi there!


I brought mi MAC Book in 2008, and now mi OS is working bad. I need to format and re-install te OS. I have the backups in Time Machine in a external HD, but mi DVD room is not working to read a disk from boot, and any DVD actually... (what a surprise!).


How can I download version 1.5.8 full to boot from an external HD? or simple OSX 1.5 and then I can upgrade.


I have all the linceses to verify I 'm the costumer.





MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Reinstall
Reply by Niel on Jan 25, 2013 8:28 AM Helpful

If you're going to boot the Mac with the working optical drive in FireWire Target Disk mode, it doesn't matter when it was made, as you're not actually booting it from the DVD.

If you're going to boot the Mac you want to install the OS onto in FireWire Target Disk mode, the disk must be a retail one(unless both Macs are the same model) and it must be newer than both Macs.



Reply by a brody on Jan 25, 2013 8:39 AM Helpful

If add an external optical drive, you can try it that way.

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