Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Help installing Snow Leopard on Early 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2008
    Posts
    4
    Help installing Snow Leopard on Early 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Is it hard to install Snow Leopard on my Early 2008 Macbook Pro model? Its the one with a silver keyboard. Are there any issues that I must address before installing this?

    My model is the Early 2008 Macbook Pro its 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (the silver keyboard).

    Last time I was going to install this I heard there was an issue with rebooting the system where it has a black screen and you had to use a flashlight to see how to do stuff. Could some one explain how I should go about upgrading my Leopard 10.5.8 into the new Snow Leopard. I bought the CD couple years ago so thats how Im going to install the file. I also read some stuff about setting the audio video etc stuff on terminal before you install Snow Leopard. How does that work? What im really looking for is a guide to do it for an Early 2008 Macbook Pro. Thanks in advanced.

  2. #2
    Help installing Snow Leopard on Early 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,190
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    I don't know what you heard or where you heard it from, but the upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard should go well. Just make sure that you have a good backup before doing the upgrade. Use cloning software to make a bootable backup as that's the safest way. Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper is what I recommend. Time Machine does not create a bootable backup but can be used instead of cloning software.

  3. #3
    Help installing Snow Leopard on Early 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2008
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I don't know what you heard or where you heard it from, but the upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard should go well. Just make sure that you have a good backup before doing the upgrade. Use cloning software to make a bootable backup as that's the safest way. Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper is what I recommend. Time Machine does not create a bootable backup but can be used instead of cloning software.
    Well I remember that happening back in 2009-2010. But I have backed up my system in time machine. So time machine's back up doesnt create a bootable backup? But using a cloning software will create a bootable back up? by bootable back up you mean that if all else fails and it doesnt work i can connect the external HDD and it will go bak to my old settings before I did the clean install? Thanks sorry still a beginner lol.

  4. #4
    Help installing Snow Leopard on Early 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,190
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Yes, that's correct. A bootable backup to an external drive is preferred because if something goes wrong with the update, you can always boot from the external drive and clone it back to your original drive and then start over. A good safety net.

  5. #5
    Help installing Snow Leopard on Early 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Quote Originally Posted by RupertNos View Post
    But using a cloning software will create a bootable back up?
    And 2 that are recommended and used around here are Carbon Copy Cloner - Home and SuperDuper! (Mac) - Download

    I use the 2nd SD and paid a small fee to use all the features

    Cheers
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  6. #6
    Help installing Snow Leopard on Early 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    MightyGem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2010
    Location
    Warrington, UK
    Posts
    1,824
    Specs:
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. White MacBook, 10.9.5. iPhone 3GS.
    You could, if you wish, install Snow Leopard onto your cloned backup first. Have a play with it, do a Software Update to bring it to the latest SL version, update any 3rd party apps, etc, all the while having your computer to revert to if you come across a problem.

    Then, when you're happy, just clone the external drive back to your MacBook.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. MacBook Pro 17" 2008 core 2 duo 2.4 GHz
    By Red Pike in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-27-2012, 11:57 AM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-03-2009, 12:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •