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iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:18 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
I can't find an answer for this on the usual sites. I'm using an iMac Snow G3 that just barley meets minimum requirements, but yes it does and should work.
However I never get pass these first obstacles: The iMac kicks out the CD with no message. :cry: So I use a side CD reader, that reads good and I start the install program but now I'm getting a message that I can't install the program because one or more of the iLife programs is already in use. :roll:
Has anybody have an answer for this?
Thanks! Bill

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:07 pm
by ricochet
I don't think that iMac will run Mac OS X beyond 10.3.9. I think your iLife requires 10.4. Check the system requirements.

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:10 pm
by birddog
Grady, Grady are you there ?
Must be busy working on computers since giving up gigging.
Been wondering about him lately.

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:59 pm
by ricochet
Grady's been busy working on PCs. He pops in on Facebook pretty regularly.

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:25 am
by Buffalo_Bill
ricochet wrote:I don't think that iMac will run Mac OS X beyond 10.3.9. I think your iLife requires 10.4. Check the system requirements.
I got 10.3.9, the box says 10.2.8 is recommended, so it should be working.

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:04 am
by ricochet
OK.

Do you have any sort of iLife demo installed? If so, take it out.

A system restart might clear out whatever's running.

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:56 pm
by rustyslide
"I'm getting a message that I can't install the program because one or more of the iLife programs is already in use."

Do you have iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, Garageband, or iMovie running when you try the install? I think iTunes was still part of iLife in that version, so that seems like the most likely culprit to me.

You might want to download Pacifist and use it to install the programs you want besides iTunes (you probably have a newer version anyway).

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:36 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
I think you're on the right path, rustyslide. I'll try pacifist and get back.
Bill

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:57 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
Buffalo_Bill wrote:I think you're on the right path, rustyslide. I'll try pacifist and get back.
Bill
Success! I was able to extract just GarageBand from the package, the others were very large too, glad not to have them. Thanks a bunch! Bill

Re: iLife '04 won't install?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:21 pm
by ricochet
Yay!