5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2013 1:08 PM by BDAqua
kenackr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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.

 

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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.

 

Ken


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), i7 8GB 17"_2010, 6,1_ 7200 rpm HD
  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    kenackr wrote:

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    panic then ensued that my IQ was indeed lower than zero for using an install disk from my Mac Pro.

    That may be one you used, but it's a Retail disc, not specific to any particular Mac.  I can't read it there, but in very tiny type it should show the version number.

     

    That will work in any Mac whose hardware can run that version.  Sounds like yours can't. 

     

    If you know what it shipped with, and the Retail disk is earlier, it's not going to work.

     

    If you know the build period, this may tell you what it shipped with:  Mac OS X versions (builds) for computers

     

    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".

    That must be a replacement for an original disc, one of the gray ones that came with a Mac, and will only work on that model and build period:

     

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    Is Righty Tighty the correct disk? or have I done wrong twice now because it's somehow or another a Mac Pro disk?

    Can't tell by the writing on it.  See if it will boot.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,965 points)

    According to MacTracker your MBP6,1 should boot fine from a retail 10.6.3 install DVD.  You might have the original 10.6 first sold by Apple when they released Snow Leopard, which will not work.

     

    Call Apple (800-MY-APPLE) and:

     

    1.  Purchase Snow Leopard for $20 10.6.3; or

     

    2.  Give them your model and serial numbers and ask for a replacement restore disk for $17.

  • kenackr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ahemmmm..........

     

    After our lengthy investigation and a tox screen of the operator, it has been determined that traces of hydrocodone were found in the operators blood serum. This, he claims, was due to a pinched sciatic nerve from a collapsed disc at L5. Further testing by MRI proved this to be the case.

     

    The defendant is hereby fined 200 Bronx Cheers and is forever banned from computer use under the influence of narcotic agents ever again, including but not limited to, internet forums of any kind.

     

    The defendent expresses sincere regret for his bout of temporary insanity under the influence and humbly apologizes to those that came to his aid during this aberrant behavior, specifically Pondini & Michael.

     

    He shall further follow the advice of Michael to obtain a clearly marked replacement restore disk to avoid any future confusion regardless of medications administered (if any).

     

    Ken

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

     

     

    Thanks, I needed that today!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,720 points)

    Great sense of humor Ken, thanks!