MacBook OS reinstall ?

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  1. TotallyRandom's Avatar

    TotallyRandom said:

    Mac MacBook OS reinstall ?

    Hey all being asked to sort out 5 MacBook for my best mate.

    Users left the company and systems need a OS reinstall

    They have handed me 5 MacBook's with no disks don't have them as recently move offices

    I am new to Apple not really used them so firstly need to get a ISO of OSX any recommendations?

    and secondly can i use Acronis to image them across all 5?

    thanks in a advanced for any help as i am totally new to this.
     
  2. crashtestmac's Avatar

    crashtestmac said:

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    Mac's are not hard to reinstall, put in the disk and and off you go, the drivers are all on the disk and it just works, there is no need to use acronis....

    Have a look on newsgroups to get the reinstall disks but make sure you either download the MacBook reinstall disk or the Leopard install disk other wise it will not run, you cannot use an iMac disk to reinstall a macbook for example.

    Crash
     
  3. TotallyRandom's Avatar

    TotallyRandom said:

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    Right just getting round to this now.

    I have downloaded
    Apple.Leopard.Mac.OSX.v10.5.5
    File n-mxl155.dmg = 6.42 GB

    how the hell do i burn this as ever thing i have tried dose not seem to work.
    goggle around with lots of possible ways non really working

    Any Ideas on how to burn this? or the name of a file I can download that would make things easier iso or some thing? lol
     
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    TotallyRandom said:

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    Any one ? really need to get these sorted
     
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    blaggard said:

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    I tried this using a piece of software recommended to me (can't remember the name now) but I could never get it to work, I think you'll need to find a Mac to burn the disk.
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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  6. Brydo666's Avatar

    Brydo666 said:

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    Yeah - The DMG file is the Mac OS format. When opened in Mac OS it mounts as the setup drive automatically.

    I don't have my Mac here it's at my folks, but I'm sure to reinstall OS you just pop the disc in and hold C when powering on - that tells the Mac to load from the CD and not the HDD.

    Theres a few .ISO's on Newzbin at the moment for Leopard. I'd drop one off if I had one to you mate.
     
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    TotallyRandom said:

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    downloading OSX_LEOPARD_XP.iso now see how i get on with that 600mb will be done in about 20 mins
     
  8. crashtestmac's Avatar

    crashtestmac said:

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    The first one you downloaded sounds about the right size.

    You need to burn it on a Mac from Disk Utility choose burn then it will let you browse for the dmg.

    It will need a Dual Layer disk though...!!