I am trying to install a new hard drive in a MacBook from mid-2007. (Original question re: drive replacement here)
I have managed to install the physical drive, and format it ready for the installation of the OS. (Map Scheme: GUID partition table; Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled))
Now it's telling me "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer". I'm satisfied that the hard drive is fine. And from what I can tell, the OS CD I've been given is not the one that came with the macbook originally.
I put the last three digits of the serial number into the EveryMac website, and it came up with this result: Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 13" (White)
This is how I knew it was a "mid-2007" model.
Then I looked at Apple KB article HT1159 regarding about what version of OS X shipped with each MacBook. For "Mid 2007", it tells me 10.4.9 or 10.4.10 is included when the Mac was shipped.
When I tried booting from the install CD, I closed the error message and looked at the name of the CD in the drive via Utilities → Startup Disk and it tells me "Mac OS X 10.5.2".
So, are all my assumptions above correct?
Can Mac OS X 10.5.2 be installed on this MacBook?
If yes, then is my issue something else other than incompatible software?
If not, will I need to find the original CDs that came with this specific Mac to continue?