MBP CD Boot Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by getlouder, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. getlouder macrumors newbie

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    I am attempting to completely wipe & reload my MacBook Pro.

    I know I don't need to do it, it's not Windows... I get that. I just have a lot of junk on the machine and want to thoroughly clean it out.

    Any who, it's currently running Lion (10.7)- it won't upgrade to 10.7.1 for some reason. I have the original OE discs that came with it (Snow Leopard). I put the OSX disc in, and reboot, holding C... and then it just hangs (2 hours now) on the apple grey screen.

    I have tried the 'option' boot mode- I choose the CD, and it ignores it and boots normally.

    I have reset NVRAM.

    I have done fsck.

    I don't have a firewire to use Target Disk Mode.

    Nothing appears to get this puppy to read my CD. Any help/advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    did MBP come with lion preinstalled?
     
  3. getlouder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did MBP Come with Lion pre-installed?

    No, it came with Snow Leopard. Purchased it in January 2010.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    and your optical drive for sure works?

    did you try to make a flash drive recovery for Lion and do a clean intall with that?
     
  5. getlouder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, positive it works.

    No I didn't make a flash recovery for Lion. Not sure how I can go about doing that after all my machines already have it downloaded & installed.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    of course you still can, in you utlitlies you should see Lion Recovery disk assistant, your run that plug in your 1GB or more usb drive hit next and it will make it

    http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1433
     
  7. getlouder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That was the magic touch! Thank you so much... now to figure out how to glue back the hair I have pulled out.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    glad it worked
     

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