MacBook boots into grey screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by utahman130, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. utahman130 macrumors 6502a

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    After trying to install Leopard on a 13.3 inch MacBook with an Intel processor , running Tiger, it now boots into a grey screen. The installation failed halfway through and will not load the operating system. I have tried booting into Safe Mode, resetting the PRAM. It can boot from a CD, but the hard drive now thinks it is running 10.5.

    It has the right specifications for Leopard, and there was a green arrow on the disk when opened in Finder, which usually means it is ready to go. Being a Intel Mac, I can't even boot into command line mode.

    Do I just buy a 10.4 disk and install that? Can I save my data? Can I boot into Mac OS X without reinstalling the OS?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. utahman130 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I read that link. So I should just reinstall the OS. No way to boot now.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like it.
     
  4. utahman130 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It should downgrade to 10.4 now, right? Because now it thinks it is on 10.5.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What install disc are you using?
     
  6. utahman130 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll have to buy one because I can't find it.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can either order replacement discs for your model by calling Apple (800-767-2775 in the US), or you can buy a retail copy of Snow Leopard.
     
  8. utahman130 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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