I was asked to upgrade my boss's 2006 Macbook Pro from Tiger (It IS an Intel processor) to Snow Leopard. He didn't know the admin password, so I went in from single user mode, created a new user, but was never able to reset the password on the original user, because System Preferences, along with any other utility or app, was disabled.
I'm sure I did something wrong there, not sure what though, but after a couple days of troubleshooting, we just ordered a new 500gb hd (the old one was an 80) from iFixit. I got the hd this morning, installed it, and inserted the OS install disc.
I am unable to pull up boot options, and all I'm getting is a file folder icon with a question mark blinking on the white background, then it spits out the OSX Leopard install disc.
We tried creating a live boot usb, but got the same results. HELP!!!