Installing os 10.6 retail disc on wiped HDD?
Family member gave me his old Macbook Pro Duo Core. Only stipulation is I have to reinstall os 10.4 (has os10.6) and wipe hdd. No problem, only original installation dvd wont install past last stage. Just sits and ideals. Have tried several times. Verified HDD in disc utility= All good. Loads of Storage (40% free). Disc envelope states that it is for this machine. Laptop boots up and runs just fine but it still wont complete a erase and install with original install disc. I do have a retail os 10.6 disc but if I load that it isn't giving me an erase and install option (hdd not erased).
Question is, If i Erase the HDD in Disc Utility can I install os 10.6 straight from the retail disc or does there need to be existing os 10.4 architecture there?
Is this a good question?