Are all osx install disks the same? 10.6......

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  1. kojack

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    I have my install disks from my mac mini and I want to wipe my 2008 MacBook. Can I use these disks to install 10.6.8 again? Or do I need the install disks for the MacBook?
     
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    You should be able to install
     
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    Ok...I will give it a shot!
     
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    let us know how it goes.
     
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    No go. Won't allow it to be installed. I went back to my hard drive, I am going to format my SSD and install again.
     
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    Must be a check condition in the OSInstall.mpkg

    I would try downloading a clean ISO of snow leopard and making a bootable USB drive installer with the snow leopard image.
     
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    The 2008 Macbook (Intel GMA X3100) will take a Lion (10.7) installer . Can you get that and make a USB installer from the Mac App Store? (You may have to un-hide old purchases, assuming Apple thinks you bought Lion.)

    I always bought a retail DVD of 10.5 and 10.6 ($20 or 30) and just used that. It's for reasons like the OP describes is why I hate all castrated OEM media with the fire of a thousand suns.
     
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    Being an OSX86 guy, I always used to find a clean ISO somewhere and just use another mac to restore its contents to a USB drive so I could use that instead. no limitations, no checks, installs on whatever, and its faster than a dvd
     
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    My mac is messed up. I cannot log in to the store, it says my password is incorrect, I know its right....then it sends me a code for my phone, which I enter into the password section and still nothing. I cannot use boot camp to put windows on it...it just looks for a boot drive....and I cannot select one. I think its done for.
     
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    You probably have to look outside the normal channels.....
     
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