Help please with installtion

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Djwayne190485, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Djwayne190485 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone i am what people would call a noob to this i have a macbook 1,2 mid 2008 core 2 duo 2.16ghz gpu is GMA950 model A1181 it has 2gb of ram and a 120gb kingston ssd in it and i am after installing yosemite 10.10.5 on it plz if someone can help me do this plz
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I think you need to verify your Mac model. I can't tell what you have. :confused:

    I can't find a macbook 1,2 mid 2008. The 2008 Macbook is Model Identifier MacBook4,1 Model A1181 (2.1 or 2.4 GHz) or Model Identifier MacBook5,1 Model A1278 (2.0 or 2.4 GHz) , NOT 1,2.
    The MacBook4,1 Model A1181 max OS is 10.7.5 so you can not install Yosemite 10.10.5.
    The MacBook5,1 Model A1278 max OS is Latest release of OS X, but the Model and processor speed does not match your OP.
     
  3. Djwayne190485 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My appologies here is what info i have mannaged to get

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  4. Djwayne190485 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Carnt i install yosemite on it using the unsupported mac way ??
     
  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I do not know since I have no experience or need to try to install a unsupported OS. I would not have to replied to your post if I knew that is what you wanted to do since I have nothing to offer from my experience.

    The only thing I can offer to help is a link to the thread "OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [Guide]".
     
  6. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    OSX Hackers.net run by Isiah Johnson aka TMRJIJ is doing his best to develop ways of bringing new OSX systems to aged Macs.
    :oops:
    I have used the less complicated tool proposed in that site called MCPF.

    The other method called The Extractor requires more technical knowledge that the one I have and is much more delicate, while MCPF works more or less straight forward.

    Although some people report that they managed to install in old MacBooks like yours Yosemite, in my MacBook 4.1 early 2008 I could reach OSX 10.9 Mavericks but not Yosemite.
    I tried repeatedly but Mavericks was the newest OSX that I could install.
    :oops:
    What you should first of all do is to secure the present OSX of your Macbook making a so called bootable clone drive either in an USB stick or an external drive. The best application to obtain a bootable clone of your present system (OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion, I presume) is CarbonCopyCloner.
    Backups like those made with TimeMachine are also a good protective measure in many cases.
    ;)
    Keeping a bootable clone drive of your original OSX system helps you, if your efforts to install a newer OSX fail, to restore your original system before any new experiment.

    You can never be TOO cautious, especially when trying new things in an aged computer, things not foreseen by the company which made it. o_O
    Backups and clone drives are essential to avoid possible big worries.
    Good luck!
    Ed
     
  7. Djwayne190485 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont need to make a clone as i have a original os x leopard disk pal and there isnt anythin on there i would need to keep as i already have the files.

    Can i also what os x version does that mcpf software put on it ??
     
  8. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    MCPF proposes either 10.8 Mountain Lion, or 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite.
    In any case you must have the original Install as provided by Apple before beginning.
    If Yosemite is what you are trying, then you must have that Install.app downloaded from Apple (and unmodified) of Yosemite.
    However, as I told you, in my case Yosemite did not work, maybe in your Macbook it does, if you are lucky.
    Ed
     
  9. Djwayne190485 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok well unfortunately i dnt have the yosemite app ill have to see if i can get it using os x virtualy n then copy it over
     

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