Snow Leopard Installation Errors (?)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by u962849, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. u962849 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on my Macbook (13" 2009). Before I can even agree to the terms and conditions, the installer throws up a message saying "Mac OS X Snow Leopard cannot be installed on this computer.". As far as I know my computer meets the requirements (intel processor, dvd drive, 1gb ram, apple supplied video card etc).

    I called the Mac helpline and they had no idea and advised me to take it to the nearest "Genius" store (using the term loosely). Before I give those jokers ago I thought I'd see if anyone here could help me.

    Thanks a heap for your time.
     
  2. u962849 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so i started in single user mode, checked the HD and everything is fine. Still no joy. Suggestions?
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The message "..cannot be installed on this computer" usually means you are trying to use an grey install disk from a different model Mac. The grey disks are model specific, ie a specific iMac model, and will not install on a different system model.

    Where did you get the disk?

    You probably need either the retail OSx disk (black), or an install disk that's for your system.
     

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