I swapped the drives around and the macbook booted up into Snow leopard no problems. Then i went to install Yosemite from the App store when the issues began.
it freezes everytime at the same point in the install ( extracting the same .pkg file). The drive is 320GB compared to the 500GB It originally had.
Ive ran repair disk etc and everything is showing the HDD is fine.
I'm stumped, my best bet to get a bootable DVD/USB to install snow leopard?
When i try to do the internet recovery via CMD + R it won't let me reinstall the OS as its snow leopard comes up and it says the drive has Yosemite (cant install over newer version)
Edited by BuckleZ (Wed 28-Jan-15 11:57:22)