New to MAC! Only has WIn XP, no mac OS...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slolatino, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. slolatino macrumors newbie

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    Okay so i got a macbook black 13 inch A1181

    it has 1 gb ram
    core 2 duo 2.1ghz

    not mien but came with cd MAC OS X 10.5.6
    so it had win xp and mac but had a lot of stuff on the mac partition. so when on it, i went to disk utility and clicked on the mac partitiona nd clicked erase...i insert the cd 10.5.6 and when ic lick language, english, the next thing it says CANNOT install on this computer...:/ so now i onyl have win xp..

    :( what's wrong? sigh ty im new to mac so this pissing me off
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Well, you did erase the Mac OS X partition, but is there still a free partition using the Mac OS Extended (HFS+) format to install Mac OS X onto?

    Guide on how to use Disk Utility from the restore / installation DVD.
    Format Your Hard Drive Using Disk Utility
    Partition Your Hard Drive With Disk Utility

    Installing Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Installation and Setup Guide

    found via some ludicrous search engine using "install leopard" as search terms.

    More to learn from:

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  3. slolatino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i believe so...how to double check?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Open Disk Utility and check for the Mac OS X partition you have erased.
     
  5. slolatino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Under my HD(149.1 GB fujitsu i have
    -MAC HD Capacity122.9 GB
    Avaliable 122.8 Gb
    format : MAC OS extended(journaled)
    ownered enabled: NO ?? what's this
    this is where MAC OS was isntalled, until i deleted it...:S notice how has all the memory free
    and 2nd one is windows
    -disk0s3
    format: windows NT file system (NTTS)
    owners enabled: yes

    MAC owners enabled is no and window sone is :S
     

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