MacBook 2,1 can't upgrade to Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mulo100, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. mulo100 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I've got a MacBook 2,1 (4Gb of RAM) running OSX 10.4.11, want to upgrade to Lion I've purchased for my iMac Late09.
    put the dmg file onto an USB stick (initialized with disk utility) and plug into my MB
    When I try to upgrade system says "Mac OS X cannot be installed on "Macintosh HD."
    Startup disk is in GUID.
    The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.
    It's frustrating. I try to upgrade to SL but it's the same thing...:(:mad::(
    How can I solve the problem?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Have you tried erasing your disk and installing that way?
     
  3. mulo100 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, because i don't want to do a clean install, just upgrade...
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't upgrade from Tiger or Leopard to Lion. You must do a clean install.
     
  5. mulo100 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so if I want to upgrade I must upgrade from Tiger to Leopard then to SL the to Lion....?????
    It's a bad thing...I will do a TM backup and then a clean install, i have only Lion distro from AS. Thanks a lot!
     
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  7. mulo100 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no....It's the same thing...
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Then your startup disc likely has problems. To upgrade to anything, you'll have to wipe and reinstall fresh.
     

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