2006 MacBook, Require some help.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Biker-jonny, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Biker-jonny macrumors newbie

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  3. Biker-jonny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Snow leopard :)
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Is it a retail copy, or a grey install disk that came with your MacBook, or one that came with another Mac model?
     
  5. Biker-jonny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Retail purchased from PC world at £25
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How is your drive formatted?
     
  7. Biker-jonny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mac os x journaled
     
  8. madmacfan macrumors 6502

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    In disk utility in the partition section you will see a white box on the left showing the partitions of the drive. Just below that white box is a button called options. Click on that and then click on Guid Partition table (GPT) and click format (Make sure mac os journaled is selected before clicking format). Install from the Snow leopard DVD and this should solve your issue.
     
  9. Biker-jonny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I can install Lion 10.7 But Snow leopard still gives me an error?
     
  10. madmacfan, Nov 28, 2013
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    If Lion 10.7 can install ok, but Snow Leopard 10.6 cannot, then there may be something wrong with the Snow leopard install disc. One question though. How are you installing Lion? Have you burned the lion installer to a dvd or are you just using a usb installer/ upgrade app. If it's the latter, then try another dvd in the dvd drive to see if your mac recognises it. if your mac detects it ok, then it's definitely a problem with the Snow leopard install disc and you'd be better off taking it back and exchanging it for another one.
     
  11. WildCard^ macrumors regular

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    Yeah, something is weird. That error is the common error you get when you try installing from a restore disk included with a different version macbook than what it was sold with.

    Can you take a picture of your DVD and post it here please?
     

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