Leopard Retail Disc in New MBP - Constant Reboot Loop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mattmartincouk, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. mattmartincouk macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008

    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. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    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. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    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. mattmartincouk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
    Ahh yes, that would be exactly it.

    Spot on - many thanks!

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