Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to ArianF)
Your chances for success are meager. The general rule of thumb with MBPs is you cannot install a prior OS on a MBP that come out with a newer OS. Unless your particular MBP came out very, very early in 2011, you are on a fools errand (no disrespect). Any claims of installing Snow leopard on later 2011 MBPs are bogus. They are based on installing illegal and adulterated versions of Snow Leopard.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to ArianF)
Now that is the proverbial horse of a different color (I made the mistake of assuming that you had a newer MBP)
I entered in the SEARCH field labeled 'search communities' at the upper right hand corner, LION TO SNOW LEOPARD and it produced many results on how it has been done. The ball is in your court where you can find the specifics.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Yes, I already have been following the same instructions as the thread here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3206761 ... yet in the step where I am trying to instal Snow Leopard, I hold down the Option button, and I try booting from the disk... but it always gets stuck on the Apple Logo Screen... and never prompts me anything.
I've also been following this http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390348,00.asp
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to ArianF)
Couple of questions: Have you tried both Snow Leopard disks, the original one and the one you bought? Since you have partitioned the disk, do you start up pressing 'C' or the OPTION key?
I have tried finding a sure fire way of installing SL without employing the 'Nuclear Option' ie: erase the disk and install SL, partition and reinstall Lion. If you have tried what is offered in the Apple discussions, then I have no more ammunition in my arsenal.
The PC website that you referred to has a link: reverting from OS X Lion to Snow Leopard. In addition I got this from the Apple forums:
In addition, I picked up this piece of information that might prove to be important, in the Apple user thread that you referred to:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to ArianF)
I hope that this is apples to apples (on an Apple MBP, bad humor). I used my old MBP which has Snow Leopard and went through the process to install Leopard.
On my old MBP I partitioned the HDD. I started it and on the desk top was the HDD icon for the new partition.
I inserted my Leopard disk and per instructions restarted the MBP.
I chose the language and proceeded to follow the instructions to the point where it asked me on which HHD did I want to install (there were two icons representing both partitions).
I chose the new partition icon and the process continued.
This may be the solution.
You first picture suggests to me that you do not have a new partition. The DVD is just that. The 'Recovery' icon i believe is your LION OS disk.
Andrew Wolczyk has a valid suggestion.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Agreed, that my second partition (the 60gb for Snow Leopard) isn't showing up when I hold down the option key...
Wonder why it's not showing up...
S.M.A.R.T. Status : Verified
Partition Map Scheme : GUID Partition Table
I have verifed all the partitions both with Permissions and Disk... So I wonder what I could be doing wrong...
However, the icon for the HD is showing up on my Desktop in lion.
Andrew Wolczyk has a great idea, I do have a External, however I am faced with the same problem... how do I install it to my external drive if I can't even boot from the DVD and choose a partition or external harddrive to instal snow leopard to.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to ArianF)
This might sound wierd or confussing... but I thought it might be something with my Superdrive... So I made a 10 GB parition with Disk Utilities and used DU to scan Snow Leopards image and extract it to my 10 GB partition....
Then I tried booting from that partition, without the DVD in my drive... and I am still stuck on the Apple Logo
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to ArianF)
I think I figured out what the problem is...
Even though I recently purchased the retail snow leopard disk like a week ago, it was version 10.6.3... Which doesn't have the require drivers that my Mac came with... So I can't use a retail disk because they never updated them, I need the recovery disk for my computer.