You need to restart your computer. Hold down the..." Just installed 500gb hard drive!

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  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, here's the problem:
    I just installed a 500gb hard drive into my macbook pro. Then I tried installing the osx using my 10.5 leopard disc. After getting to the installation screen, I selected my time machine as my system restore source. However my system restore source is 10.6 snow leopard disc. After restoring everything, I restart the computer and then i get the following message in 5 different languages:
    "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the power button again"

    Even after multiple restarts I get the same message.

    Help?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Why don't you use the Mac OS X 10.6 Installation DVD for installing Mac OS X (hold down "C" after startup sound while the installation DVD is in the DVD drive), and then use the TM backup? You can also first completely install Mac OS, and when you have created your account, you can use the Migration Assistant to copy data from your TM backup.

    A 10.6 TM backup won't work with a 10.5 installation, as they are both different in their cores.

    PS: The message you get is the notification of a Kernel panic, which is most of the time software related, but can also be sometimes mean mis-functional hardware.

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1392
     
  3. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm is that the problem? I left my snow leopard disc back in my dorms.
    I've read some other topics and they've said that it's more of a hardware problem?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    As I added in my last post, a Kernel panic is sometimes hardware related, but in your case it is most likely the mixed installation procedure with 10.5 DVD and 10.6 TM backup.
     
  5. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm. ok. thanks. ill just install my 10.5 disc for now
     

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