Updates Leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by InukBashly, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. InukBashly macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    Hi all,

    Im actually a bit new with OSX so maybe there is a easy answer to this but i rather be careful then that my system crashes. I got a Macbook this christmas with the following specs:

    Macbook model 1,1
    intel core duo 1.83 Ghz.
    2GB RAM

    Systemversion: Mac OS X 10.5.1 (9B21)
    Kernel-version: Darwin 9.1.0

    Now i changed the program updates to manual since i had a problem
    with these updates. I wanted to update my system and i downloaded a update of 1GB together with the latest itunes. after that i had to reboot but when i did i got a kernel panic, mismatch between kernel and CPU so had to reinstall whole OSX. I dont have a disk so had to let someone else do it. After this im a bit scared to update.Because of the kernel panic error i could not boot anymore and only got a message to hold the power button and restart.

    I think the following happend... I installed a update (probably 10.6 not sure) i didnt see what kind of update it was (a bit dumb but ok) but since the system itself said that there was a update available i just installed it. That's where it went wrong. I think my hardware could not take this latest update and thats why i would not boot. Now i have 10.5.1 and if i search for updates i can update to 10.5.8 but should i? dont i get this kernel panic again? is my macBook to old?

    Since i dont have a dvd or anything and dont want to go through all this trouble again with reinstalling etc. i really have to be sure that its safe to update.

    Hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance,
    Greetz InukBashly
  2. mnemonicj macrumors member


    Nov 11, 2010
    Hsinchu, Taiwan
  3. InukBashly thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    Thanks ill try that RAM test later today. According to that website it looks like your right, it looks pretty much the same as my MacBook. The update is 738MB so are you sure it will not give me trouble again? Btw I don't have any DVD or nothing so I can't test snow leopard either. Maybe that's a thing to try lateron. For now I think it's best to keep leopard for a while since I only have it since a few days.
  4. InukBashly thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    I tried the RAM test and it passed it so no problems there i think. Should i try to update from 10.5.1 to 10.5.8 now?
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    The size of your update was not the problem. Sounds to me like your problem was a fluke, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't happen again if you tried.

    Still, Snow Leopard is $30 and unless you need applications that specifically don't work with Snow Leopard, I'd purchase it and just use that. Uses less HDD space and is a little bit faster.
  6. InukBashly thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    There is not really a reason why i want to keep leopard but it was on it when i got it and after i tried a update it crashed. i thought my hardware was to old for snow leopard to work since i have a older MacBook from 2006 etc.

    I checked the apple support page and searched on my serienumber and it gave me a total specs list of my machine. http://support.apple.com/kb/SP31

    After that i checked the requirements for snow leopard and found this:

    General requirements:

    Mac computer with an Intel processor
    - 1GB of memory
    - 5GB of available disk space
    - DVD drive for installation
    - Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
    - Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

    Since i have a intel processor and 2GB RAM and a lot of free disk space
    i think its worth a try buying a copy of snow leopard and try to install it.

    But since i´m not in my own country now i cant go and buy one yet and since some applications like the latest version of Safari needs at least OSX 10.5.8 so thats why want to update.

  7. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    If you have an Intel Mac, it supports Snow Leopard. That's all there is to it.

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