Currently my macbook has nothing on it at all, completely wiped, no OS at all.
the error i keep getting is something along the lines of
"failed to verify the essentials package"
i read up and apparently this is a ram problem so..
First off i tried leopard with the default factory two 1gb sticks of ram.
I then tried changing the ram to a 1gb stick from another laptop with no problems.
i then tried changing to two 2gb sticks from a brand new laptop with no problems.
yet i still get teh same error.
lastly i tried downloading and installing Snow Leopard.
I now get thsi error,
reading from /System/Installation/Packages/BaseSystem.pkg: Input/output error
error processing data: Input/output error
Retrying file://localhost/System/Installation/Packages/basesystem.pkg: after 3 failures
Failed to retrieve file://localhost/system/installation/packages/basesystem.pkg (Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=5 User Info=0x1072c2ca0 "The operation couldn't be completed. Input/output error")
Install failed: The installer could not copy the necessary support files.
Physical Memory Allocation: 827MB wired, 1mb trapped, 311mb active, 1392MB Inactive, 1565MB free, 3268MB usable, 4096MB total