My MBP 6,1 17" i7 7200rpm is on holiday due to OPERATOR ERROR, mine.
Leaving for a hospital stay tomorrow, I wanted to bring the latest version of a web site I'm designing on my Mac Pro with me, so I could continue working while there. After copying the file from the Mac Pro to the MBP, I saw a warning message from Drive Genius (on the MBP). Quickly checking on it, I saw drive permissions looked there was something odd regarding remote operation at which point I decided to just re -install Snow Leopard on the MBP rather than going through hunting down what was causing it.
Not having brain in gear, I grabbed the disk on the left, because it said THIS ONE.
It did, after all, say install disk. So I popped it in the MBP and ran it to do a new install on the MBP.
After it was done, only an Apple logo appeared in the middle of the screen (on the MBP) and panic then ensued that my IQ was indeed lower than zero for using an install disk from my Mac Pro.
As surely as hope springs eternal, I rifle through my Apple install disks once again and found the one the right which looks just like the "17-inch MacBook Pro Applications install disk" except for the fact it doesn't say anything about "17-inch MacBook Pro". So I continue looking and hold the righty very tighty in reserve. Completing the search, I find no other disk that says Snow leopard install disk with anything regarding the all important MBP moniker, and make the bold assumption that it must be the MBP, 'cause 2 other gray disks proudly boast MAC PRO install on them.
I have loaded righty tighty about 6 times now and saw the DVD install square splash screen only once, but failed to pull the trigger on it cause i wanted to check disk in Disk Utility, which then never appeared.
I stand before you one very humbled, greatly humiliated, and completely confused, lower than zero IQ man and throw myself on the mercy of those who know how to fix this mess without completely wiping the MBP HD and starting from ground zero, to please guide me out of this temporary insanity.
Is Righty Tighty the correct disk? or have I done wrong twice now because it's somehow or another a Mac Pro disk?
I'm beginning to think the Leopard definitely has a smirk on his face.
Any help from a kind soul? It's OK to laugh all you want.