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keiko909

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Hi all

I am trying to boot Mac OSX 10.6.2 from a CD, to a Apple Macbook A1181.
I have tried holding the "c" key, and the "option" key when booting up, but the only thing that happens is that i just get the mouse pointer showing.
Is there anything else that can be done?


Thanks.
 

rpmurray

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If the CD is gray then you need to be aware that those versions would only boot a narrow set of model numbers, since those are the discs that came bundled with the Mac and are not the retail version.

Also, all the models listed below had the A1181 Model Number:

MacBook "Core Duo" 1.83 13"
MacBook "Core Duo" 2.0 13" (White)
MacBook "Core Duo" 2.0 13" (Black)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 13"
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/06)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (Black)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/07)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 13" (White)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 13" (Black)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White-SR)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 13" (White-SR)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 13" (Black-SR)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.1 13" (White-08)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" (White-08)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" (Black-08)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White-09)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.13 13" (White-09)

Which one is yours?
 
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Fishrrman

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I suggest you try the "universal" Snow Leopard install DVD, which I believe is 10.6.3 ...
 

keiko909

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Where did the Snow Leopard installation disk come from? Are there any identifying numbers on it?

If the CD is gray then you need to be aware that those versions would only boot a narrow set of model numbers, since those are the discs that came bundled with the Mac and are not the retail version.

Also, all the models listed below had the A1181 Model Number:

MacBook "Core Duo" 1.83 13"
MacBook "Core Duo" 2.0 13" (White)
MacBook "Core Duo" 2.0 13" (Black)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 13"
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/06)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (Black)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/07)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 13" (White)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 13" (Black)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White-SR)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 13" (White-SR)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 13" (Black-SR)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.1 13" (White-08)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" (White-08)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" (Black-08)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White-09)
MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.13 13" (White-09)

Which one is yours?
I got the CD from eBay. The install disc says Mac OS version 10.6.2. Disc version 1.0
As for the macbook itself, the machine is old so the number i need has faded, however in the battery bay the EMC number points to Appl Mackbook A1181 white 13.3in when i google it.
The macbook is a 2.00Ghz 2GB RAM, with 120GB hard drive.

 

keiko909

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Is it white, with a picture of a snow leopard on it, or is it grey? Does it say "MacBook" or similar IMG_20210424_004014.jpg
 

rpmurray

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I got the CD from eBay. The install disc says Mac OS version 10.6.2. Disc version 1.0
According to Wikipedia Apple only sold retail versions of 10.6.0 and 10.6.3 so it appears that you have a gray install disk that came with a Mac. Unless your Mac happens to be a model that can be booted from that particular disc then you are out of luck. Is it just some copy someone made or is it an official Apple disk?

Everymac says that all the White 2.0 GHz MacBooks with model number 1181 came with discs that had OS X 10.4.6 through 10.5.6, so the disc you have would not have been an install disc for any of them. You should see about trying to find a 10.6.3 retail disc.
 

keiko909

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Oct 5, 2010
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According to Wikipedia Apple only sold retail versions of 10.6.0 and 10.6.3 so it appears that you have a gray install disk that came with a Mac. Unless your Mac happens to be a model that can be booted from that particular disc then you are out of luck. Is it just some copy someone made or is it an official Apple disk?

Everymac says that all the White 2.0 GHz MacBooks with model number 1181 came with discs that had OS X 10.4.6 through 10.5.6, so the disc you have would not have been an install disc for any of them. You should see about trying to find a 10.6.3 retail disc.
its an official apple cd. i'll try and get a Mac OS of a later version and see if that works
 

Freeangel1

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Not very many programs will work on Snow Leopard. The first Intel based MacOs

You should really try to bump it all the way up to Mavericks 10.9. I thought that was the best OS before APPLE started making Mac OS look similar to iPad OS which for me was Yosemite 10.10.
 

BrianBaughn

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Feb 13, 2011
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Seems like the OP doesn't have a proper installation disk.

The only MacBook on the above list where the base model had 2GB of RAM and a 120GB HD is the last on the list. If that's the one it will run El Capitan and it might be easier to make an El Capitan USB installer somewhere than to track down a Snow Leopard disk.

It could be an earlier model that has been upgraded, however. Some on the list can only run Lion at the best.

I think I'd probably put a light Linux distribution on it. It sure is easier to find than some of the older versions of macOS!
 
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