Can't Install Final Cut Studio 2.0

What the **** is going on? I just got a new iMac and the Universal software I own can't install? Is there no workaround - no alternate installers available? You have got to be kidding me.
Any help would be appreciated.
I love how Steve Jobs was known for "Think Different" - yes they hit a home run out of the park with certain products - but they get a huge #EpicFail in customer service.

Here's a user tip on installing fcp
https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2861
In particular, there's a link to this
http://www.secondchairvideo.com/?cat=28
which details a method in which you create disk images of all the dvd's.  Works great.

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    That could very well be a Pre-Intel version of FCS. It won't install properly on an Intel Mac.

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    Install it on the PowerBook, and when you get the MacBook Pro, download and use this tool on the PowerBook prior to installing it on the MacBook Pro. The license for Final Cut Studio 2 permits it to be installed on a desktop and portable but not two portables.
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    (43392)

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    Currently have Final Cut 5.0.4 - I just purchased Final Cut Studio 2 and am nervous about installing it on this computer. From the box specs, it appears as though this computer meets all specs except the VRAM for 16 and 32 bit rendering. (It says I need 128 MB, but my graphics card is 64 MB.)
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    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2861
    In particular, there's a link to this
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    Hi
    I just got FC studio and I can't even get through the second part of installation....saying "try again", which I did many many times!
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    Please help cause I need to work on it urgently
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    We need more details. What are you calling "the second part of installation"? The 2nd DVD disc?
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    gogiangigo wrote:
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    Your license allows you to install FCPS2 on one desktop and one laptop.
    G.
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    Which iMac and which version of Studio?
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    We cannot see your set up from here.
    I brought iMac with 24'duo core intel version which contains 2G ram. I intend to install FCP 5.0 and then upgrade to 5.1 version. However the program seems to inactiveate without any response while installing Boris Calligraphy 2.0 present.Please advice me how to solve the program?

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    Here is the Best Practice Guidelines from Apple:
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    MtD

  • Why Can't I Install Final Cut Studio?

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    This is despite the stated specifications and the fact that there is a Universal Icon on the discs.
    I am also having a simillar but not the same problem with iLife '06 but i'll start another thread on that.
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    Your problem is you are running Lion as your OS (10.7) and Lion does not support Rosetta which is required to run the INSTALLER of FCS 2. If you were running Snow Leopard, you would have been able to do the install.
    MtD

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