Macbook pro 2006 SSD installation and os failures

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  1. sevichenko macrumors regular

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    Hi mates, i'm trying to install osx snow leopard (10.6) in a macbook pro 2006 with an SSD.
    But when i installed it i cannot enter the OS because asks me for an USER password, the hint is: The password is "password". but that isn't true, i cannot enter.
    i tried to enter system utilities with cmd + R but i got a no-no sign, and i tried to reset password with cmd + S but after a few minutes i got a waiting for boot device or something like that.

    What can i do??

    edit: it shows:

    still waiting for root device
    still waiting for root device
    still waiting for root device
    still waiting for root device
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Cmd-R will not work with operating systems older than OS 10.7. You need to boot from the OS 10.6 disk by booting while holding down the C key and access Disk Utility from there.
     
  3. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    i don't have cd :( i only have a restore usb, also i think that the cd drive doesn't works.
    any idea?
     
  4. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    So do you have OS 10.6 on a USB key? Where did you get it from? Are you sure it is a full retail install version of 10.6?
     
  5. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have downloaded it from a software page, i have also the 10.6.8 update
     
  6. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Yep. There's the problem.

    Don't download operating systems from the Internet. I can just about guarantee that any OS that you download from a file sharing site is going to contain malware of some sort.
     
  7. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the advice. I will hear any tip that you can give me of where i can download it.

    Thanks.
     
  8. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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  9. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, then i´ll have to keep trying to download elsewhere.
    thanks for all
     
  10. mrblouch2 macrumors newbie

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    @sevichenko i will suggest you to make a bootable usb in vmware and it even works for 10.6
     

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