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Install 10.6 on a new drive

145 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 3:58 PM by baltwo RSS
kameile Calculating status...
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Jan 30, 2013 8:14 AM

Hi, so here's the story: I got my Macbook with Tiger (10.4), then upgraded it to Snow Leopard (10.6) and succesfully used it until my hard drive crashed. I didn't see that coming so I don't have a backup. I bought a new hard drive, placed it and launched the Snow Leopard installation disk, but after booting from it I get the message that I need version 10.5 or earlier to install from this disk.

Speaking legally, does that mean I should actually buy a new Leopard (10.5) install disk to get this to work? That would be crazy.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 11:04 AM (in response to kameile)

    Use the original disc that came with the machine. I suspect that your SL disc is an upgrade and not a full retail install disc. Alternatively, buy a new SL disc. What's crazy is operating a computer without a backup strategy.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 1:59 PM (in response to kameile)

    kameile wrote:

     

    CPU Drop-in DVD.

     

    No that won't work. You'll need the SL retail DVD from baltwo's link.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to kameile)

    You can get replacement discs from AppleCare. Nominal S&H and you'll get the one containing additional software and the Apple Hardware Test program.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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