OS X Leopard installation Disk 1

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  1. chec

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    hi, i misplaced my osx leopard disk 1 that came with my macbook....is there any way i can get one of those again? or at least a download support from apple? :) thanks!
     
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    Re: OSX Leopard installation Disk 1

    are you going to reformat your macbook?
     
  3. chec

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    well yea i was thinking about doing an archive install, for some repairs
     
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    inform you once i have my installers for macbook
     
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    ok thank you so much! :)
     
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    be aware that you have to have the same specs as to the one you are borrowing from. those installation discs are hardware specific.
     
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    Quick question: I want to copy my original OSX disks. Can i BURN them on dvdrw using
    superdrive? I'm still new to osx. I want to keep copies just in case my original disks
    malfunction for one reason or another.
     
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    Yes you can and you should (burn a back-up copy)…
     
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    is this true?? so I cant just borrw someone's leopard dvd?
     
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    yes it's true, I've tried it my self. unless the leopard dvd you are borrowing is the commercial version. then you can install it on any MAC that supports leopard.
     
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    Re: OSX Leopard installation Disk 1

    i thought MAC OS X cannot be copied ??
     
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    Re: OSX Leopard installation Disk 1

    what do you mean it can't be copied? as in burning a backup? of course you can.
     
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    Re: OSX Leopard installation Disk 1

    I did this too, I backed up my family pack retail version of Leopard. Since I was going to use it to install on 5 Macs, I wanted to make a backup and use that instead.

    You'll have to check if your install disc is dual-layer or not. If it's like the retail version of Leopard, it's a dual-layer disc, so you can't use a DVD+-RW.

    When I backed up my retail copy of Leopard, I had to use a branded DVD-DL disc (I think it was a Philips). The generic ones burned successfully but had errors when I tested it out.

    Of course, legally, I don't think this is allowed. But personally, I believe it's okay as long as you have the original and you're just creating a backup for personal use.
     
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    Re: OSX Leopard installation Disk 1

    In my case, I used TDK DVD +R dual layer and worked well.
     
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    Re: OSX Leopard installation Disk 1

    Quick Question too:

    so if the OS X that came with your MB is hardware specific, that must mean the installers for the hardware (iSight, Mic, Video card etc.) are in those discs. then how would the commercially produced and sold versions match all models, since every model comes with at least one upgrade form the previous one? does that mean the commercially available OS's also come with specific specs?
     
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    The commercially available Leopard disc contains all the package installers for all the models that can support leopard hence the need for a dual layer dvd disc.
     
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    Thanks for the practical tips. I'll hunt for those dual layer Philips and use it to burn
    a back up copy of my leopard. I'll also try and make a bootable copy of leopard
    osx on my lacie external drive. Hope it works.
     
    #17 raypin, Jul 3, 2008
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    i finally found my installer disc thank god! my brother borrowed it ng walang paalam....yea :)
     
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    You should gift your brother with a good spanking on his derriere for causing
    you great, mental anguish over the case of the misplaced OSX disks! :p
     
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    Re: OSX Leopard installation Disk 1

    Also check out the tips here
     

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