How to install ElCapitan on a MacBook featuring Leopard = Bootcamp ?

Hi,

I made an attempt to upgrade my Leopard OS to ElCapitan on a MacBook featuring Bootcamp . Although I carefully followed the installation instructions, the result was catastrophic, i.e. ElCapitan taking several minutes to open, and in addition the Finder showed Windows files in The ElCapitan partition.

Upon booting, I also had a strange option named "Recuperation" along with Mac and Windows.

Is this sort of upgrade at all possible ? Or have I made a mistake somewhere ?

Thanks to any helpful hand.

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You cannot upgrade Leopard to El Capitan. You aren't even running Leopard. You are running Snow Leopard according to your profile. First, you need to update Snow Leopard to 10.5.8. Then you can download and install El Capitan.

Yes, you made a mistake. If you no longer can boot your computer into your old Snow Leopard system, then you need to start by reinstalling it:

Reinstall OS X without erasing the drive

Make sure you have a current backup before proceeding.

1. Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions

Boot from your Snow Leopard Installer disc. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button. When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. After DU loads select your hard drive entry (mfgr.'s ID and drive size) from the the left side list. In the DU status area you will see an entry for the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drive. If it does not say "Verified" then the hard drive is failing or failed. (SMART status is not reported on external Firewire or USB drives.) If the drive is "Verified" then select your OS X volume from the list on the left (sub-entry below the drive entry,) click on the First Aid tab, then click on the Repair Disk button. If DU reports any errors that have been fixed, then re-run Repair Disk until no errors are reported. If no errors are reported click on the Repair Permissions button. Wait until the operation completes, then quit DU and return to the installer.

If DU reports errors it cannot fix, then you will need Disk Warrior and/or Tech Tool Pro to repair the drive. If you don't have either of them or if neither of them can fix the drive, then you will need to reformat the drive and reinstall OS X.

2. Reinstall Snow Leopard

If the drive is OK then quit DU and return to the installer. Proceed with reinstalling OS X. Note that the Snow Leopard installer will not erase your drive or disturb your files. After installing a fresh copy of OS X the installer will move your Home folder, third-party applications, support items, and network preferences into the newly installed system.

Download and install Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1.

Sign into the App Store with your Apple ID. Download the El Capitan installer application. The installer will be in your Applications folder. This is a 6+ GB file, so I would make a copy in your Downloads folder because it will be deleted from the Applications folder after installation.

If you are not able to reinstall Snow Leopard on your computer, then you will have to first erase the drive then install a fresh copy:

Clean Install of Snow Leopard

Be sure you have backed up your files because the following procedure will remove everything from the hard drive.

1. Boot the computer using the Snow Leopard Installer Disc or the Disc 1 that came

with your computer. Insert the disc into the optical drive and restart the computer.

After the chime press and hold down the "C" key. Release the key when you see

a small spinning gear appear below the dark gray Apple logo.

2. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue

button. When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu.

After DU loads select the hard drive entry from the left side list (mfgr.'s ID and drive

size.) Click on the Partition tab in the DU main window. Set the number of

partitions to one (1) from the Partitions drop down menu, click on Options button

and select GUID, click on OK, then set the format type to MacOS Extended

(Journaled, if supported), then click on the Apply button.

3. When the formatting has completed quit DU and return to the installer. Proceed

with the OS X installation and follow the directions included with the installer.

4. When the installation has completed your computer will Restart into the Setup

Assistant. After you finish Setup Assistant will complete the installation after which

you will be running a fresh install of OS X. You can now begin the update process

by opening Software Update and installing all recommended updates to bring your

installation current.

Download and install Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1.

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