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Snow Leopard freezes when trying to boot from Leopard (10.5) DVD


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Hi. I have a new MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. I thought I would try to boot from my Leopard DVD just to see if I could. I hold down the "Alt/Opt" key and it recognizes the hard drive and the Leopard DVD. When I choose the DVD, the system just locks up and then I can't do anything.

I also tried changing the startup disk in System Preferences and then rebooted, but it still froze up on boot up.

Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.
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If you want to boot from the Leopard DVD, reboot while holding down the 'C' key.

Also, clean the disc whether it looks like it needs it or not.

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Is this a Retail Leopard DVD? If it's a Machine Specific DVD that came with another model Mac, it will not work.
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And if this is a computer that shipped with Snow Leopard it may not work.

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Is this a Retail Leopard DVD? If it's a Machine Specific DVD that came with another model Mac, it will not work.
Yes. It's a retail copy.
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And if this is a computer that shipped with Snow Leopard it may not work.
Yes. My MacBook Pro came with Snow Leopard pre-installed. So you don't think it will work? I wonder why not? I might like to go back to Leopard some day.

I also tried booting from the disk on my other iBook G4 that I have running Tiger and it can boot to the 10.5 disk fine.
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The Leopard disc would not have the drivers for your machine.

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The Leopard disc would not have the drivers for your machine.
Hmm. So it doesn't have a set of standard drivers that can help you "get by", like Windows installs sort of do, until you can get the updated drivers?

Is there a way to make a customized Leopard disc copy that would include drivers for the install? Or can you not make custom install discs like that for Mac? (Probably more trouble than it's worth, though.)
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You have Snow Leopard so just give Leopard a skip. The machine will not boot from Leopard discs period.
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