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Can I install 10.5.2 disks for early 2008 MacBook onto late 2007 MacBook currently running Ubuntu?

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I have the original install disks from my early 2008 MacBook, mb403ll/a, [http://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.4-white-13- early-2008-penryn-specs.html.] It got rained out of commission, but had a brand new hard drive, battery, and power supply when it was killed, so, I found a late 2007 model MacBook, mb062ll/b, [http://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.2-white-13- late-2007-santa-rosa-specs.html,] for sale that is currently running Ubuntu. (I know nothing about Ubuntu, but the seller says it was installed about a year ago.)

So, the questions are:

1. Will most of the parts on these machines be interchangeable, especially the hard drive, bezel and face plates rhat are prone to cracking?

2. Most importantly, can I use the early 2008, 10.5.2 install disks on the late 2007 machine, and if so, how do I install it when the thing is running Ubuntu?

 

Thank you!

MacBook, Other OS, Ubuntu, 10.5.0, 10.5.2

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