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Installing Leopard on a new MBP ?


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Hi,

I just got a new macbook pro,
it comes with snow leopard and i'm having some issues with it,
like some random system or trackpad reactivity problems,
as example, sometimes applications won't open on the first clicks, need to try again.. or the "double tap to drag" long timeout before it releases the "drag".
I've seen the same problems I'm having, discussed on forums and the guys telling that they had no such issues with Leopard,
I'd like to install Leopard to try (maybe dual boot if possible) but the dvd is just not booting, when selecting it on the boot menu (keeping alt at startup) the menu locks or something and all I can do is power off the MBP ...,
I tried to run it from OSX where it tells me to restart so that it'll install, but it's the same it won't boot and I get a grey background until I power off :/

Can someone tell if leopard is blocked or something on the new MBP ?

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Which leapord discs are you using ? Did they come with your MBP ? also just a thought but have you tried adjusting your trackpad settings and sensitivity in sys pref ?


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As your MBP came with Snow Leopard extremely doubtful Leopard will install.
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As your MBP came with Snow Leopard extremely doubtful Leopard will install.
I was wondering that myself. Didn't know if SL allow a downgrade. Thought maybe the op's machine came loaded with it or came with an update. Not sure that would have mattered....

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Put in SL boot disk hold "C" on boot. disk utility> reformat your harddrive GUID parition scheme. Eject SL boot disk, insert Leopard boot disk, Install leopard.

This should work.
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