Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    messed up real good

    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2007
    Posts
    338
    messed up real good
    just got my macbook, 2006 model, and i decided that i wasnt happy with the snow leopard os on it so i decided to clone from my desktop, macpro 20006, i ran disk utility and erased the macbook HD twice then clone my lion to it. when i restarted up my macbook pro all i got was a grey screen with a circle and a line in it. i then held down the option key and started and got the HD icon but cant launch it. am i going to need to buy a install disk and if so which system would i need to get, snow leopard ?

  2. #2
    messed up real good
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,032
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    Snow Leopard OS X.6 is the last disc made. Pop it in, format the drive and do a clean install.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  3. #3
    messed up real good

    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2007
    Posts
    338
    so what i need to do is buy snow leopard. then once in insert it do i hold down a certain key to boot from it.

  4. #4
    messed up real good

    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2007
    Posts
    338
    also what format do i do, extended journaled.

  5. #5
    messed up real good
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,469
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod351 View Post
    also what format do i do, extended journaled.
    Yes.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  6. #6
    messed up real good

    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2007
    Posts
    338
    ok then i dont need leopard to install snow leopard, right.

  7. #7
    messed up real good
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,469
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod351 View Post
    ok then i dont need leopard to install snow leopard, right.
    Nope. As long as you're purchasing the full retail install disk from Apple.com.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  8. #8
    messed up real good

    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2007
    Posts
    338
    ok just ordered it. as i remember i startup then insert the disk then restart and hold the option key. right

  9. #9
    messed up real good

    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2007
    Posts
    338
    well i started up my macbook and at least this time i got a grey screen with a folder icon and ? in it. guess thats better than the circle with a line threw it. i should be getting my disk in a few days. guess worse case ill have to put it in the shop or buy a new hard drive.

  10. #10
    messed up real good

    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2007
    Posts
    338
    installed the disk, held down option key and now its installing. life is good again. the one good thing that comes out of these situations is that i learn what to do to fix the problem and what to do to prevent the problem, or what not to do.

  11. #11
    messed up real good
    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    8,546
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.10.2, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    Glad you got that sorted out.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  12. #12
    messed up real good

    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2007
    Posts
    338
    thats the biggest thing i love about macs, which are the computers i know and have had, you can mess them up real good and still be able to fix the problem.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. messed up
    By hotrod351 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-20-2011, 01:22 AM
  2. Russian spies and how this is getting real Bond real fast
    By DarkestRitual in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-29-2010, 02:07 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-21-2010, 09:10 PM
  4. I Messed Up... Can ANYONE help?
    By Masna in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-07-2010, 02:53 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-10-2006, 06:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •