New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Clean Install of Snow Leopard on Mackbook Pro Freezes at Apple Logo


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
cbaskauskas

 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posts: 5
cbaskauskas is on a distinguished road

cbaskauskas is offline
I had Ubuntu installed on my '11 Macbook Pro 17" and I would like to go back to Mac OS X. I have the Snow Leopard install disk, but when I try to boot to the disk it just freezes at the Apple logo screen and doesn't progress. How can I fix this? Can I use a Linux live cd and reformat the disk? If so, with what specifications?
QUOTE Thanks
osxx

 
osxx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 19, 2008
Location: houston texas
Posts: 4,657
osxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

osxx is offline
If you wiped the drive and formatted for Ubuntu only then the problem is its ext3 or ext4 which OSX cannot read or write to . I would say you are going to have to put it in an inclosure and hook it up to a working Mac and format to OS Extended (Journaled) or purchase a Mac formatted drive install and load OS.
QUOTE Thanks
cbaskauskas

 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posts: 5
cbaskauskas is on a distinguished road

cbaskauskas is offline
Could I hook the problematic Macbook Pro up to a working Mac via firewire and use the disk utility to format the disk at OS extended (journaled)?
QUOTE Thanks
osxx

 
osxx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 19, 2008
Location: houston texas
Posts: 4,657
osxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

osxx is offline
I have never tried that ,i suppose the Target Mode should treat it just like any other firewire attached drive.
QUOTE Thanks
cbaskauskas

 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posts: 5
cbaskauskas is on a distinguished road

cbaskauskas is offline
But will I be able to trigger Target Mode when my MBP won't even boot past the Apple logo?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,067
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbaskauskas View Post
I had Ubuntu installed on my '11 Macbook Pro 17" and I would like to go back to Mac OS X. I have the Snow Leopard install disk, but when I try to boot to the disk it just freezes at the Apple logo screen and doesn't progress. How can I fix this? Can I use a Linux live cd and reformat the disk? If so, with what specifications?
Reset the NVRAM first and try again.
QUOTE Thanks
osxx

 
osxx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 19, 2008
Location: houston texas
Posts: 4,657
osxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

osxx is offline
You are right I am used to using that connection to transfer files on an already formatted drive sorry. I doubt just hooking up the firewire will show you the drive I never tried it or needed to try it.
QUOTE Thanks
cbaskauskas

 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posts: 5
cbaskauskas is on a distinguished road

cbaskauskas is offline
I was able to install Windows XP on the drive and then I put in the Snow Leopard install disks and installed Boot Camp. When looking in the Boot Camp control panel, it allows me to restart the computer in Target Disk Mode. Is this what I want to do?
QUOTE Thanks
osxx

 
osxx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 19, 2008
Location: houston texas
Posts: 4,657
osxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

osxx is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbaskauskas View Post
I was able to install Windows XP on the drive and then I put in the Snow Leopard install disks and installed Boot Camp. When looking in the Boot Camp control panel, it allows me to restart the computer in Target Disk Mode. Is this what I want to do?
Can you provide a little more info like how exactly did you load Ubuntu ?
QUOTE Thanks
cbaskauskas

 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posts: 5
cbaskauskas is on a distinguished road

cbaskauskas is offline
I've reformatted the drive and installed Windows XP (fat32) at this point, but when I originally installed ubuntu I simply popped in a cd and followed the installer.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Macbook pro suddenly stopped recognizing airport card | Deciding between Macbook pro or air »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Snow Leopard Install Problem At 27 Minutes mcspook OS X - Operating System 0 08-09-2011 08:32 PM
Snow Leopard Install Failed on my MacBook Pro - How I fixed it! merlin_vi OS X - Operating System 26 04-02-2011 02:02 PM
How to install iLife on Snow Leopard (clean install) jonlong OS X - Operating System 4 09-18-2009 07:45 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?