help to install os x on 2006 macbook 13"

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  1. mrblouch2 macrumors newbie

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    Hi dear!
    I bought a late 2006 intel core 2 duo macbook and it was installed windows 7 on it with no os x I upgraded the hdd now it is not showing any types of startup screen as disk utility or command r or command option r just shows option menu and shows usb flash drive if I boot to install os x it shows flashing folder with sign symbol and some time shows circle sign
    most important that it never showed apple logo.
    how could I possibly fix it
    thanks
     
  2. CoastalOR, Dec 31, 2016
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    CoastalOR macrumors 68000

    CoastalOR

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    "2006 MacBook 13" "
    There is not enough informations posted, so you probably have one of these:
    (black or white: Min OS - 10.4.6 to Max OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard)
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook_2.0_white.html
    or
    (black or white: Min OS - 10.4.8 to Max OS 10.7.5)
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.0-white-13-specs.html

    Your MacBook is too old to support Internet Recovery (command+option+r) and the Recovery partition (command+r) is installed when OS X is installed (10.7 or above and you do not have any OX X installed).

    Do you have any gray install DVDs with your MacBook?

    If you can determine which MacBook model you have, then post back to see what your options there are. You will probably need the original install DVD's or access to another Mac to proceed.

    EDIT: Which version of OS X?
    Are trying to keep the Windows 7 and add OS X?
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Late 2006 core 2 duo MacBook will be limited to OS X 10.7.5, nothing higher.

    You won't see the grey Apple boot icon unless you are booting to OS X, which would include either an installed bootable partition, or when booting to an OS X installer. The prohibited sign (circle with slash) probably indicates that your USB installer is too new, or maybe incorrectly made, or just damaged.

    Do you know what OS X version installer is on your flash drive?
     
  4. mrblouch2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for respose @DeltaMac and @CoastalOR i figured out because i was booting from 10.8 and 10.7 bootable usb beacuse i live in iraq we dont have any os x dvds so downloaded torrented and every thing just working and mine is core duo that supports 10.6.8 at max.
     

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