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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:50 AM   #1
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Macbook Operating System

Hi all,

I recently bought a 2nd hand mac book. (from 2006 i believe)

It had a failed hard drive, so i've installed a brand new one.

What operating system do I need to put on it? I have lion on a USB but it wont reocnise it when I turn the book on.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:51 AM   #2
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I would say Snow Leopard should be fine.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:21 AM   #3
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Thanks,

Is there 2 versions by any chance? I downloaded SL then mounted it on a USB on my laptop but the mac wont reconise it.

it will reconise lion but i dont have the 2gb RAM it requires
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:35 AM   #4
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You would need the retail version of SL, not one for a specific machine. If it still doesn't work then it would be Leopard.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:43 AM   #5
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Thanks for that, I'll have a search for it now
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Thanks,

Is there 2 versions by any chance? I downloaded SL then mounted it on a USB on my laptop but the mac wont reconise it.

it will reconise lion but i dont have the 2gb RAM it requires
SL is not available as a download. Call Apple to order a retail SL install disc for about $20. Don't be foolish enough to pirate software, as you could end up with malware or having your system compromised.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:27 PM   #7
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thanks for that,

I've just put ubuntu on the mac. Will I be ok putting snow leopard over that when I get the disc?
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thanks for that,

I've just put ubuntu on the mac. Will I be ok putting snow leopard over that when I get the disc?
You can always reformat a drive and install another OS.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:18 PM   #9
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is that where i'm going wrong and not having any luck with downloaded versions?
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is that where i'm going wrong and not having any luck with downloaded versions?
Where are you downloading them from?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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Certainly not a wise source for software. There have been countless examples of malware-infected software being offered on such sites. Piracy is definitely not practicing safe computing.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:01 PM   #13
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OP get yourself an official replacement disc or retail Snow Leopard disc from Apple and then start a new thread please.

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