iMac 24" 2008 Start up/Booting issues?
24" 3.06 Bought 2nd hand. Seemed to be working OK for a couple of weeks. Wanted to down grade the OSX running Mavericks 10.9.1. to Snow Leopard 10.6.
I did not have original discs. But thought it would be alright booting off Memory Sticks or 10.6 Retail version disc.
Deleted drive to "GUID", tried to boot off 10.6 disc hangs at the apple with roundel going round. Can't get to the utilities or installer. Tried booting off Memory stick. Start-up manager works, everything appears just won't boot. Same. Disc drive OK, can hear accessing. Took memory out. One stick at a time. Done PRAM/NVRAM. No change.
I used my old G5 Imac via firewire to look at the hard disc. Comes up on the desktop. Can't use the installer as it is not intel. My 10.5 retail disc says it needs to be "Apple partition Map" so I thought it was not a good idea to install it as the imac had 10.2.5 originally on it.
Will having the original discs really work? Basically stuck.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Cheers in advance ifixit hard krew :)