Macbook pro wont boot from disk

rascalz

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Sep 5, 2010
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Im trying to do a clean install of the mac so on a macbook pro early 2011. Currently I am on lion and reinstalling snow leopard the disk is readable from the actual OS.

When I boot up using ‘C’ or pressing ‘Option’ and selecting the disk it will load to the apple logo on the white background and stay like that until I turn it off by holding down the power button.

I don’t have a external HD at the moment to boot form a hard drive so anyone know of any fix for this?

Thanks
 

rascalz

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Sep 5, 2010
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Yes it’s the grey CD, but it’s not the one that came with my mac. It’s my little brother’s copy of snow leopard for a 13” – mine is a 15”. That should still boot right?

Yes it does show in Disk Utilities.
 
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Yes it’s the grey CD, but it’s not the one that came with my mac. It’s my little brother’s copy of snow leopard for a 13” – mine is a 15”. That should still boot right?
No, it shouldn't, as those grey DVDs are model specific. They may be workarounds (use a www search engine of your choice), but those Restore DVDs can only be used on the model they came with.
 

rascalz

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Sep 5, 2010
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Well that sucks. Ok I guess I need to order a new copy. I thought I could use another one then update for my specific drivers.

I will have to order a new one then.

Thanks man
 
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Well that sucks. Ok I guess I need to order a new copy. I thought I could use another one then update for my specific drivers.

I will have to order a new one then.

Thanks man
Contact Apple and ask for the grey Restore Replacement disks, as the 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD will not work too, as it only goes to 10.6.3, and your Mac needs at least 10.6.7, as it came with a special build of 10.6.6.