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    Macbook - Cuts out when booting

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    Macbook - Cuts out when booting
    Hello,

    I need some help, i've recently acquired a a macbook, it's the 2007 model intel 2.16Ghz, very nice bit of kit but when i got it it had windows XP on, i tried to boot from a Leopard disc and it got to the loading screen and just cut out, i have a leopard install on a memory stick and the same thing happened with that. The MacBook didnt even see my tiger disc or USB stick but i'm not sure if you can put tiger on an intel model.

    Thanks in advance if anyone can help me
    * iMac (rev a) * iMac G4 * PowerMac G4 * Macintosh Server G4 * iBook G3 * PowerBook G4 * MacBook (2007)*

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    Macbook - Cuts out when booting
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    Have you go the right type of discs - grey ones are machine specific and may give you grief. Can u power on load the disc and hold C key - will it boot off that?

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    Macbook - Cuts out when booting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    Have you go the right type of discs - grey ones are machine specific and may give you grief. Can u power on load the disc and hold C key - will it boot off that?
    I've tried laptop specific and retail, it gets into the installer and then just when you think it's going to work it just goes dead.
    * iMac (rev a) * iMac G4 * PowerMac G4 * Macintosh Server G4 * iBook G3 * PowerBook G4 * MacBook (2007)*

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    Macbook - Cuts out when booting
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    Boot up and hold X, that should force it to boot up into OS X even if Windows XP takes up the entire HDD. Then you can shrink the XP partition and set the default startup disk to the OS X partition.

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    Macbook - Cuts out when booting

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    Quote Originally Posted by leopard-user1 View Post
    Boot up and hold X, that should force it to boot up into OS X even if Windows XP takes up the entire HDD. Then you can shrink the XP partition and set the default startup disk to the OS X partition.
    It no longer has XP, i plugged the HDD into another mac and rebuilt the partition. The problem now is that the mac won't even boot into the mac installer
    * iMac (rev a) * iMac G4 * PowerMac G4 * Macintosh Server G4 * iBook G3 * PowerBook G4 * MacBook (2007)*

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