Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 7:42 PM (in response to x76)
I tried for the eighth time to install SL as an upgrade over my Leopard install on a BRAND-*******-new HDD. Once again, it turned my HDD and my MacBook Pro into a ******* brick. So I am now, once again, re-installing Leopard. How is it that the Snow Leopard DVD can turn my laptop into a doorstop? Non-booting, non-recoverable? What the living **** is going on? I've never seen such a ********** cluster**** in twenty years of using Apple products.
If the DVD is ******, why is it ******** up my already installed Leopard OS?
Angry? Mad? I am ******* livid. I will never upgrade any hardware or software again. I want nothing to do with Lion or Mountain Lion or whatever the next piece of **** that comes down the pike is named.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to x76)
1. Secure 8GB flash drive
2. Fire up Disk Utility (on that spare Lion Macbook you have)
3. Format flash drive
4. Using Disk Utility in the "Restore" pane to copy the Snow Leopard CD to the flash drive
5. Boot to flash drive on target Mac, install SL
From the dozens of similar threads, I'd say there's an issue with at least one pressing/batch of SL DVDs. This workaround solved the problem. But, say, if I can just copy my SL DVD to a flash drive and install it, why did I buy a "Family License"...?