Please post 10.5.6 build # for ALUMINUM MacBooks

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  1. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    If you have an ALUMINUM MacBook and you updated to 10.5.6 with Software Update (NOT the Combo Update), then please post the build number here.

    The more replies, the better.

    Also, please specify if you have 2.0 or 2.4. Thanks for your help. :)
     
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  3. mcdj macrumors 604

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    A. Where do you find the build number?
    B. Why does it matter?
     
  4. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    A. in the apple menu go to about this mac, and where it says version 10.5.6 click it until it says build

    B. IDK
     
  5. ThomasJL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It matters because I have a plastic white MacBook 2.2, and am considering buying an aluminum MacBook, and I simply want to pop in my old hard drive and start using it right away without reinstalling anything. This was not possible when the aluminum MacBooks were first released, because they had a special build number of 10.5.5 that existed only on aluminum MacBooks. That special build contained drivers not available on other Intel MacBook builds of 10.5.5, so a simple hard drive swap was not possible.
     
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  9. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    my 2.0 ghz aluminum macbook and my 2.66 ghz mac pro are both 9G55
     
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  11. sjc83 macrumors 6502

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    what he said.
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    everyone is going to have the same build number :rolleyes: even the non new MacBooks
     
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  14. macsolu macrumors newbie

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    Next question (related) is...

    If you have 10.5.5 on a DESKTOP Mac (Intel or PPC) and use the Combo 10.5.6 updater to move it to Build 9G55, will this OS then boot a current-release Aluminum MacBook / MacBook Pro?

    In other words, do we again have a Universal Boot OS?
     
  15. ThomasJL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the answer to this question?
     
  16. macsolu macrumors newbie

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    The answer is YES -- 10.5.6 moves us back to a Universal Boot OS.
     
  17. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    After installing 10.5.6 from the recently released 'Mac Box Set', the build number has now jumped to: 9G66
     
  18. andrewag macrumors 6502

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    Of course it will.
     

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