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Installing 10.6.8 on an external HD

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  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    May 31, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to Lefkows)

    It appears that you are using the same copy of Snow Leopard on two computers.  You should purchase a fresh copy from the Apple Store ($29 with free shipping):

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A

     

    When the time comes that you need to use your Install disk, you will then have one.

     

    I'll leave the formatting issue to Kappy.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to Lefkows)

    They apparently lost their license to use Rosetta in new operating systems.  It was developed by a 3rd party and is now owned by IBM.  Apple cannot give what they do not have...

     

    OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 will be the last install disk; there will be no combo install at 10.6.8.  You have to install 10.6.3 and then use Software Update repeatedly to get all of the available updates.

     

    Not purchasing an OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD is cutting off your nose to spite Apple's face!  Yes, it may seem like they owe it to you, but when you really need it, maybe it will no longer be available for sale.  The same thing happened to many users who wanted Tiger install disks and waited to long to purchase one...

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to MlchaelLAX)

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 will be the last install disk; there will be no combo install at 10.6.8.  You have to install 10.6.3 and then use Software Update repeatedly to get all of the available updates.

     

    So what's this then; http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399 ?

     

    Lefkowa;

    You're right that no Mac that came with Lion will boot to 10.6.3 - the earliest OS they could have left the factory with is 10.6.6.

    Provided the iMac is one that can boot from 10.6 (see; https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2455 ),

    it should have no problem booting from 10.6.8 on an external drive.

     

    As far as I am aware, the firmware update alluded to previously only prevents installation from a DVD; booting should be fine.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to noondaywitch)

    noondaywitch wrote:

     

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 will be the last install disk; there will be no combo install at 10.6.8.  You have to install 10.6.3 and then use Software Update repeatedly to get all of the available updates.

     

    So what's this then; http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399 ?...

     

     

     

    You don't know the difference between an install and an update?

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to MlchaelLAX)

    You install an update as you do  a full OS.

    And there is no need to update incrementally. The combo contains all previous updates.

     

    Now if you meant there would be no retail 10.6.8 disc, that's what you should have said.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to noondaywitch)

    I'll stand by my original statement; thank you!  It didn't need your embarassing misclarification...

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