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    Missing 10.5 discs!!

    Ok I'm in a bit of a pickle, I need to rebuild my mac-mini (G4) and I can't find my OS discs, I've 10.6 for the newer mac but obviously it wont go on the PPC in the older mac mini. I'm currently doing some building work and cant find bugger all. does anyone know of a way of getting the old 10.5 discs, i've looked on ebay etc but it's going for over £100!

    Arghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!Just when you need them!!

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    I've only got 10.5 discs for my 2008 mac pro - different hardware set so not sure if they will be of any use ??

    At least a few people on here who have mac mini's - or at least I think they do

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    Now why didn't I think of that, i'd really appreciate if someone could lend me a set! trawling ebay makes me weep!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzard View Post
    Now why didn't I think of that, i'd really appreciate if someone could lend me a set! trawling ebay makes me weep!!!
    if your have already got the license can you not get replacement disks? or are apple not that helpful?

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    As above just give apple a call ( when they are open obviously ) am sure they can help you out.

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    I tried that and they'd only sell me 10.6, which after explaining that it wont work on mine as its PPC!!!! I might as well buy a new one (mac mini) at this rate! no doubt the minute I do I'll find the damn disc.

    All the stuff that came with the mac mini (including paperwork and dvd's etc) are in a storage unit with the rest of the house so it's going to have to wait until we unpack it

    Thanks for the suggestions anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzard View Post
    I tried that and they'd only sell me 10.6, which after explaining that it wont work on mine as its PPC!!!! I might as well buy a new one (mac mini) at this rate! no doubt the minute I do I'll find the damn disc.

    All the stuff that came with the mac mini (including paperwork and dvd's etc) are in a storage unit with the rest of the house so it's going to have to wait until we unpack it

    Thanks for the suggestions anyway
    possibly there are alternative sources on the internet where you could source the disks - and you are actually licensed for the software but im not sure the legalities of it

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    Thats the frustrating bit, I know I could get the discs of newsgroups etc but I'd prefer to keep it 'legal' but that looks to be buy a new disc set including licence, 10.6 is fine at £30 but 10.5 (Black Retail discs) (the last one to work on mine) is going on ebay and other sites for in excess of £100-£150 which is too much for me. I used to work at a place with all the discs, I might give them a bell and see what they have

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    I have a PPC G4 Mac mini. Not sure if I have the discs though. I may have a retail copy of the disc. Apple sells the media usually for £10. You could try KRCS or even ScrumpyMacs

    I will see what I can do though.

    Oh, and discs for other hardware can be made to work on other machines. You need to edit a plist file that determines which machines the installation runs on. To do this you make a dmg of the disc and then edit the files. More information can be found online.

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    Thanks HodgeHi, I'll have to get the media that way, appreciate the suggestions

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    do you have a local CLC you could try?

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    There is one but not sure if they're up to lend discs,b ut worth a try, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    Oh, and discs for other hardware can be made to work on other machines. You need to edit a plist file that determines which machines the installation runs on. To do this you make a dmg of the disc and then edit the files. More information can be found online.
    If you are up for doing or trying the above I can make an image of both my 10.5 discs ??

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    Cheers Shinobi, I'd appreciate that, make a rebuild more of a learning exercise, pm me for details if you're up for it!

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