3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2013 3:57 PM by Hugolazca
Hugolazca Level 1 Level 1

I can see the restart button mentioned, but i cant get past the message that it cant be installed when it has booted up with the 10.6.4 server installation disc.

So far:

Copied installation cd to a hard drive and booted from it.

Created new raid set (RAID 5)

Zeroed out information on disks


10.5 server had no trouble installing

10.6 sl had no trouble installing


I used to have 10.6 server installed on the intended mac pro.

However i need to reinstall and it is not possible.



Any help would be very much appreciated

Mac Pro, OS X Server, 10.6.4
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X

    Where did you get the 10.6.4 install disk? Did it come with some other machine?

    I ask because it sounds like that's the case - and it may only work with the machine (or, at least, model) it was shipped with.


    However, if you have another 10.6 Server install disk, even an older version, just go with that and run Software Update after it's installed. The chances are you don't really want 10.6.4 anyway, right, but something later.

  • Hugolazca Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, thank you for your reply.

    This is my software stock

    10.5 server retail

    10.6.4 server retail

    10.6 retail


    I dont have a previous one, altough i can install either 10.5 server or 10.6 sl (non server edition).

    But im still getting the dreaded "cannot install on this computer" message.

  • Hugolazca Level 1 Level 1

    Finally, yes it is a CD version issue as pointed out in so many different posts.

    I did a clean sweep at my office and found out the 10.6 server version which worked without flaw.


    Thanks Camelot,

    Derp Derpinson