Problem fresh install SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Scuby99, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Scuby99 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2014

    I have a mid 2010 MBP. 15" i7 dual core with 8gb of RAM running Maverick.

    I have a brand new Samsung Evo 840 SSD I want to put in.

    When I put the SSD and my Snow Leopard install cd-rom, it stays stuck at the grey screen with apple logo. No beach ball. No mouse pointer. CD rom spins fast ten slows down, then stops in about a minute.

    If I do command-R it uses Wifi and I can get in DU. In DU it recognizes the drive fine.

    I erased the drive, creating a Macintosh HD partition. I did this again making sure it was set to GUID, extended journaled etc.

    So it sees the SSD. It wants met to install Yosemite if I do the wifi reinstall. I don't want Yosemite I want ML. So I figured I'd install SL, the upgrade to ML with a DMG I have.

    If I reboot having selected the CD Rom installer fan recorvery mode it also does the same. Stuck at grey screen with apple logo and nothing else.

    What is going on? What am I missing?

    The CDrom is fine, the drive works and see's the disc. DU see's and formats the SSD. Disk repair and verify all show no problems.

    I took out the ssd, replaced my old Hdd and it fires right up. I want a clean install on my SSD.

    Very frustrated please help!

    Thank you
  2. Raunien macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2011
    Create a usb install of ML and install it that way rather than going through SL.
  3. Scuby99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2014
    I would prefer to but don't have an 8gb usb. I can get one tomorrow but there is no good reason the SL shouldn't install.

    Anyone have anything of an explenation?
  4. Scuby99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2014
    Well the response was overwhelming. Thanks for the help people.

    For those who may stumble upon this thread and have the same problem:

    My problem was rooted in that I was trying to install 10.6 SL on a mid 2010 MBP that shipped with a later version of SL. Somewhere in the bootrom/bios it notes this.

    You can't install an older OS than came on the MBP origionally. Strange and stupid but there you have it. Got myself a ML install. No problems and lightening quick with the SSD.


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