Leopard Retail Disc in New MBP - Constant Reboot Loop?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by mattmartincouk, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello.

    Has any one tried their Retail Leopard disc in a new MB/MBP?

    Just reloading my new one and it seems that it does not work. Machine sees the disc, clicked to reboot and then I hear the bong noise and it enters a constant reboot loop (it is trying to load off the CD).

    Just wondering if this is an issue with the disc or the mac? I suspect disc.

    :)
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says....I'd suspect the Mac - unless/until the retail disc is updated to accommodate the new models it ain't gonna work properly....oh yeah!
     
  3. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Won't work, needs a retail disc newer than the machine.

    Best to use the Restore DVD.

    This is because the new Nvidia Laptop chipset and GPU have no drivers on the older DVDs.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahh yes, that would be exactly it.

    Spot on - many thanks!
     

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