Originally Posted by killamike
okay, i just swapped out my imac harddrive. it came with the Tiger OSX, but i bought a macbook pro that came with Leopard. Would the disc work on my imac if i just run an install on it? cuz the technician guy wasn't too clear on it since he can't tell me exactly how to do because of the liscencing issues and what not... he told me to hook a firewire cable between my imac and mbp, then boot my imac up with the leopard disc... and is that all i do?
or are there any more specific steps i need to take?
It probably won't work directly. The DVDs that come with you Macs typically on work on the model it shipped with. So for example an iMac restore DVD will only work with the iMac.
You can try hooking up the MBP and iMac using target disk mode, but I'm sure Apple has thought of that and it still won't work. The model check is before it starts to install, not while its booting.
Your best bet is to either purchase Leopard, borrow a Leopard DVD from a buddy, or just say the hell with it and use Tiger. Of course, you could download it off a torrent site...but with all of the trojans going around on Mac software from torrent sites I wouldn't recommend that.