Apr 2, 2012
First some background info:
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-Running a Late 2006 macbook 2,1 with original RAM (512x2) and original OSX installation DVD.
-2009 I upgraded the RAM to 2GB+1GB, and upgraded the HDD to a 320GB HDD.
-2011 First the battery died, then the 320GB HDD failed, making a clicking sound. I plugged it in an external bay and sure enough, still clicking. Macbook dead for 6 months.
-2012 So now I bought a new OCX Vertex 120GB SSD, along with a new battery.
I boot from install DVD and format the SSD to journaled. I install the original OSX tiger (excluding disk space pigs like printer drivers, language translation, and some large 'bundled programs' like iDVD, garageband etc) After OSX install, setting up the macbook etc, I am logged in and running fine. However, I have found through trial and error (I have reformatted and reinstalled the OS at least 10 times now trying to figure out *** is going wrong) that if I reboot, I get either (1) flashing question mark folder, or (2) kernel error, unable to find driver for platform ACPI, and the macbook will not boot.I then boot from install DVD and run disk utility.. and find that the SSD has an error: 'Invalid node structure. The volume needs to be repaired' however it cannot be repaired, it has to be reformatted.I have it working right now, and it will work until I go to reboot. And right now if I browse the SSD, there are files on it. 5GB are used, 107GB available. To check the SSD earlier, I even reformatted as ms-dos and stuck the SSD in an external bay and copied files back and forth using a windows machine no problem. then reformatted to journaled, installed OSX, and back to same 'invalid node structure' issue.I even tried different RAM. I upgraded last year, but to make sure I am starting from original system, I reinstalled the original 512MB chips that came with it when I bought in 2006.
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Late 2006 macbook 2,1, 2.0GHz IC2D