View Full Version : macbook & leopard (installation help)

1st November 2007, 12:01 PM
I just pop in the installation DVD and restart my macbook. After the grey apple shown on screen then it said:

Unable to find driver for this platform "ACPI"

and need to force turn off.

anyone having this issue when installing leopard?

my mac is: macbook v1, C2D 1.83Ghz, 2G RAM, 80G HDD, Combo

1st November 2007, 12:28 PM
Did you do DVD media verification?
Could be bad DVD?

1st November 2007, 06:52 PM
how can i verify the DVD thanks?

1st November 2007, 06:53 PM
just wonder, do i have to burn it in DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL?

1st November 2007, 07:04 PM
Um... did you burn a Leopard DVD that you got off the net?

1st November 2007, 07:18 PM
yes from torrent

just want to try out before i buy

1st November 2007, 07:22 PM
No wonder it doesnt work - probably fake.

1st November 2007, 07:37 PM
Read a review, Go to an apple store - but don't copy software even if it is for trying out.

and for God's sake, don't talk about it on this forum!!!

1st November 2007, 07:39 PM
The copy you have seems to be a hacked one for PC's judging by the ACPI message.

1st November 2007, 07:41 PM
The copy you have seems to be a hacked one for PC's judging by the ACPI message.
Yeah, it sure sounds like it.

1st November 2007, 07:55 PM
but my PC wont boot to this DVD?

2nd November 2007, 11:31 PM
fixed by modifying the return statement to true in OSInstall.mpkg

var badMachines = ['MacBook3,1','iMac','PowerBook1,1','PowerBook2,1', 'AAPL,Gossamer', 'AAPL,PowerMac G3', 'AAPL,PowerBook1998', 'AAPL,PowerBook1999'];

var length = badMachines.length;

// Fail if any of the compatible values match the list of badMachines
for( var j = 0; j < length; j++ ){
if(machineType == badMachines[j]){
return false;



but it's kind of weird, why apple listed Macbook as badMachine which can't install Leopard

2nd November 2007, 11:45 PM
Just buy a copy, and save yourself the hassle.