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Installing Snow Leopard over 10.5.8


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Hello everyone.I want to install Snow leopard over my late 08 aluminum macbook's 10.5.8 leopard.The problem is that im using my newest macbook's pro snow leopard installation dvd but when i boot from it on my macbook i get the message snow "leopard 10.6 cannot be installed in this machine".I tried repair permissions,reset PRAM but it doesnt work.So what can i do?Anyone can help me out?Thanks a lot!
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Hello everyone.I want to install Snow leopard over my late 08 aluminum macbook's 10.5.8 leopard.The problem is that im using my newest macbook's pro snow leopard installation dvd but when i boot from it on my macbook i get the message snow "leopard 10.6 cannot be installed in this machine".
You cannot use the gray/silver discs from other computers...they are model specific.

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Are you sure about this?I remember i used once a friend's tiger-->leopard upgrade DVD on my first white macbook
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Are you sure about this?I remember i used once a friend's tiger-->leopard upgrade DVD on my first white macbook
Four things:

1. I've only personally answered this sort of question what seems like about 500 times (or more). And this question has been answered 1000's of times on Mac-Forums.

2. Didn't your experience of trying to do it prove my point!

3. That Tiger to Leopard upgrade DVD you mentioned WASN'T a gray/silver disk...it was a black disk with a big "X" only (totally different from the gray discs).

4. Using a "friend's" disk is a violation of Apple's EULA (end user license agreement).

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One thing:

1. Thank you Nick
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