01-18-2010, 09:34 PM #1
Macbook Unibody Won't Boot from OSX Disk
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- Jan 11, 2008
I am trying to do a fresh install of Leopard on a Macbook Unibody (late 2008)... currently it says it has version 10.6.2 installed... my disc is 10.5.1.
When I try to boot from the disc, the macbook makes its boot sound, stays on the gray screen, then restarts and loops this action.
Any ideas as to how I can do this? Or should I just stick to installing snow leopard?
01-18-2010, 10:06 PM #2
In any case...a 2008 Unibody MacBook when it was released came with Mac OS 10.5.5. By trying to install 10.5.1...you're actually trying to install a version of the OS that's too old for this computer.
So you need to install 10.5.5 or newer (with 10.5.8 being the "newest" version of Leopard).
Hope this helps,
01-18-2010, 10:09 PM #3
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
And further to what Nick states, sounds like the discs are from another machine. Still got your original install discs?
01-18-2010, 10:12 PM #4
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