Need help ASAP

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stephenxiii, May 25, 2011.

  1. stephenxiii macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    #1
    Right guys story is i bought a 20inch mid 2007 iMac the other day on ebay
    for £250 bargin i thought.
    but so far i have 2 problems.

    problem 1. The user has installed Lion over Snow Leopard, and i obviously can't install Snow Leopard back as its an older version.
    Is there any way to revert back to Snow Leopard?

    problem 2. In disk utility i can see the Lion partition with a size of 125.11
    but there is a solid grey area with the remainder of my hard drive, and I'm unable to merge this to my existing 125.11gb

    Hope i have explained this in a way you can understand, i have put a screen cap on.

    Please Help


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  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

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    No original discs?

    Try holding down the option key at startup and see if you can select SL as the startup.

    You need to erase the Lion partition, see if SL's disk utility will do it.

    I would start from scratch. And it really needs more ram.
     
  3. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    #3
    im a mac owner and i have original discs going back to 10.4.10 (tiger)
    i have tried the option key at start up but i just sit at the loading screen
    i have more ram sitting here, not putting it in till i have this fixed
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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