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Mac OS X could not be installed on your computer.

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I am trying to install Leopard on my MacBook. I am doing a clean install and telling it to format my drive. After a few minutes of installing, I get this error "Mac OS X could not be installed on your computer." Sometimes it tells me that ic couldn't put all of the items in a certain directory and other times it tells me that the source disk is damaged. Visually the disk appears to be fine. Any suggestions?
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Are you formatting your drive using Disk Utility?  If not, click on Utilities at the top, go to Disk Utility, click on your hard drive on the left, click the Erase tab, then click the Erase button.  Try to install after you do that.

If you've already done that or that didn't work then I would suggest exchanging Leopard from the place you purchased it from.  You could have a damaged install disc.
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I found out that it was my 3rd party ram that was messing it up. I put the old memory back in and everything worked fine. Apple had something about it buried in one of their help sections and so I figured it was worth a shot. It's funny how they claim that they don't have the same problems as Windows...HA! I've gotten the Mac to crash on many occasions. But instead of a blue screen, the screen dims with a message overlay instructing you to hold in the power button until the machine shuts off. What a bunch of liars!
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