White screen after installing new HD

guyducati

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I just installed a new 750GB HDD into my Late 2008 Macbook Pro. I turned it on, and now theres just a white screen with a cursor that I can move around. I tried putting the OSX install disc in and holding down option, and that did squat...What do I do??!?!?

Thanks for any help!!!
 

guyducati

macrumors regular
Original poster
Ok..I got the installer to boot up, but realized I put in my Leopard disc. Can I put in my Snow Leopard Disc to install? I thought I remember there being some sort of weird thing where I had to install Leopard first before I could install Snow Leopard...Or was that Windows?
 
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C64

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You can use the Snow Leopard disk. The Snow Leopard upgrade-disk also has the full version on it.

Apple doesn't bother with 134 different versions like Windows :)
 
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C64

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You need to hold down the C-key before you see anything. Turn it on, press and hold C, wait for the disk to load.
 
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wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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Press C before you turn on your computer and then turn on your computer WHILE still holding down C
 
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