Mac is stuck on Apple screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by arian19, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. arian19 macrumors 6502

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    So I currently have lion installed on my macbook pro 17 inch, 8gb of RAM and 500 gb. However, I would still like to use Mac OS Snow Leopard because of rosetta. So I created a 60gb partition, and I am currently tring to install snow leopard... and it wont let me... i even bought the retail disk for snow leopard from apple. However, when I try booting from the disk, It gets stuck on the Apple icon... What would you guys recomend I do? I formated the partition in Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)...
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If your Mac came with Lion, it cannot run Snow Leopard without major modifications. And it will not boot or install from a Snow Leopard retail disc.
     
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  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You'll have to use the restore discs to reinstall Snow Leopard on to it. The Retail discs are too old for your machine.
     
  5. arian19 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just bought this retail disk from Apple, and it shipped to my house literally 1 day ago...

    Arian
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    But it's Mac OS X 10.6.3, not 10.6.6 which your Mac needs.
     

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