Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to redwood_tree)
See if any of this helps...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to BDAqua)
thank you. I came across this before and I did what it says on the instructions but when the backup finished and the laptop restarted it went into a loop of kernal panics, which I assumed was because I was trying to restore with a newer version of mac OS. Eventually had to start up in disk utility and wipe disk and reinstall from the original disk.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 10:45 AM (in response to redwood_tree)
Hmmm, are you back to the OS version you want now?
Sounds like Maybe the Backup is corrupted from whatever is the likely reason you're trying to restore for!?
Hold CMD+r keys at bootup, do you still have a Restore Partition to Reinstall ML/10.8x from?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 11:08 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I ended up putting the old hard drive back in because I thought I was probably going to have to order the Snow Leopard disk from Apple and needed some of the information on my old drive. But before I changed back I had to reinstall the old OS system (leopard) because I couldn't get anywhere with the backup. Whats the restore partition? There was an option to restore from time machine, is that what you mean?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to redwood_tree)
Yes, any Disk that had 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9 on it should have a hidden Restore Partition, which can be seen holding alt key at startup, or CMD+r keys to boot from the Restore partition.