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trutechnology

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im not to familiar with the whole mac setup yet . but what i am trying to do it reinstall snow leopard on my macbook pro (2012 i believe ). it has lion (10.7.5) and i have a usb created with my macbook with (10.6.?)

i've formatted the ( mac ) partition with the image and received this upon start up .
 

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Gregg2

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Message looks like a kernal panic, but I'm not sure, as I've never experienced one. To install SL instead of Lion, I think you have to basically wipe everything. Going backwards is harder than forwards.
 

meme1255

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Looks like your Mac doesn't support 10.6 - "Unsupported CPU". I think that 2011 MBPs were last that supported SL. You're out of luck.
 
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roadbloc

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That looks like a Kernal Panic. As the previous poster mentioned, if you're getting unsupported CPU errors then Snow Leopard will not work on your Mac.
 

Gav2k

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im not to familiar with the whole mac setup yet . but what i am trying to do it reinstall snow leopard on my macbook pro (2012 i believe ). it has lion (10.7.5) and i have a usb created with my macbook with (10.6.?)

i've formatted the ( mac ) partition with the image and received this upon start up .

Snow leopard is not supported. Why do you want to run it?
 

trutechnology

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Oct 29, 2013
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Snow leopard is not supported. Why do you want to run it?

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INFO !!!
i basically i want to install XP on bootcamp . I need XP on my macbook so i can run a program (which cannot be supported by VM ) ---> NSPro Box
 
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meme1255

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You can create partition manually and install XP that way, if there are drivers for XP for MacBook Pro 2012.

Well, but you would you to fix somehow partition table afterwards, because otherwise next OS X won't allow you to upgrade :( (It says that it can't modify recovery partition, but there's probably a workaround)
 
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