10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2013 1:14 PM by rccharles
Mike Stewart2 Level 1 Level 1

Why does imac G5 eject leopard install disk?  I'm trying to help my father get online to read the newspaper using an iMac G5 1.8 GHz 17".  I've installed a new hard drive and reinstalled software and rus software updates until I've reached 10.4.11 and the lovely "your software is up to date" message.  When I put in the Leopard 10.5.1 Install DVD, it auto ejects within 15 seconds and never gets mounted and never shows on desktop.  When I place the same DVD in my Intel MacBook Pro running 10.6.8, the disk mounts and the install window opens as usual.  Any suggestions on what i'm missing here? thanks

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Reply by Allan Eckert on Mar 26, 2013 6:57 AM Helpful

Is the install DVD the gray one that came with a Mac or the generic one?


It sounds like it is the gray one which is specific to hardware of the Mac it was issued with.



Reply by Allan Jones on Mar 26, 2013 8:00 AM Helpful

Just to be clear: only the 10.5 install DVD is doing this? No others? CDs OK?

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