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    Nov 18, 2011
    Unhappy installing snow leopard on a new imac partition
    I am trying to install snow leopard onto an empty partition on my new imac,
    i've already got a clone of my macbook system on a different partition which works great.
    I have another partition, the main one with lion installed , which i don't use much just yet, as most of my music software does't work on lion just yet.

    I seem to be having problems with my pro tools programme on my cloned partition, so wanted to do a fresh install of both the osx and the protools without the plugins etc.
    The thing is after i've directed the install to the empty partition, it starts installing for 5 minutes , then tells me it is going to carry on installing the os once the mac restarts. So it shuts down , restarts then i get beebing from the mac, this happens everytime. the last time i tried it, there was no beeping, but loads of technical jargon, the first line of which stated that it didn't recognise the cpu ?? and asked me to restart mac. Could it be that snow leopard doesn't recognise the new chip i7 2.8ghz? but then why does the cloned partition work?

    i can still use the mac from my other two partitions, but am desperate to put on a fresh install of snow leopard on this empty partition, am i missing a trick, stuck, any help would be much appreciated.

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Please do not double post - your duplicate post has been removed.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Well if your iMac is new and came with Lion, probably no going back to an older operating system ~ lack of drivers etc. That is normal for computers.
    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!

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