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eljoshy0 Calculating status...
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Feb 22, 2013 7:01 AM

Can somebody please put a Mac os X Snow Leopard disc into their computer. And print screen the open disc. Thanks

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to eljoshy0)

    Employing the term "root directory" here does not make any sense. There is no root directory until the OS is installed. This is as far as I am willing to go with this. Other than this, I really have no idea what you're asking. This is from the 10.6.3 retail disc.

     

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 8:01 AM (in response to eljoshy0)

    eljoshy0 wrote:

     

    Its the one of the left. Root is the highest directory of a device (/) So the root of any device is / and from that it has many other folders and files. in the picture the disc has / then an app file and 2 folders. Thank you

    This is not really applicable to the structure of the install DVD, at least for what you wanted to know. Instead of tripping all over the term root directory, which has a specific meaning for OSX, you could have initially stated the question directly--and gotten the answer directly--by asking what does the opening installer screen of the DVD look like? There is a file structure to the install DVD, but the first installer screen of the install DVD is not the root directoy.

     

    And / is the mount point and parent directory of any OSX volume or disk.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to eljoshy0)

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    This is the REAL root directly of the 10.6.3 retail disk, not what Apple is showing you.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to ds store)

    How are you getting to that?

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    How are you getting to that?

     

     

    You know how.

     

    Did Waldo find the cat yet?

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to eljoshy0)

    eljoshy0 wrote:

     

    Basically Apple 'genius's' had my macbook along with the disk it came with to 'fix' my laptop. But they never gave the disc...

     

    So they stole your 10.6 install disk. File a complaint.

     

     

    so I want to torrent the files and burn them to a dual layer disc. But due to how to torrent was packaged I don't know the layout of the disc or how to structure it to allow my mac to boot from it

     

     

    We don't advise using torrents, illegal software or unverifiable sources for obvious reasons, people bank and enter sensitive data into their machines, thus deserve the best security only original sources of software can provide.

     


    Call Apple and order your 10.6 disks. There is a 10.6.7 machine specific versions and the common 10.6.3 white retail, best to give them your serial number and they can look it up and send you the right disks for your machine.

     

    They are inexpensive, like about $20 or so. So it won't break you really.

     

    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1159#MacBook_Pro   https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1349

     

    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1559   http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to ds store)

    Oh man, the cat was hiding.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to WZZZ)

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    Kitty is on the left center, near the apple logo on a box thing...

     

    http://www.findthecat.net/find_the_cat_in_the_junk.jpg

     

     

    TextWrangler, same as before.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 11:24 AM (in response to ds store)

    TW not needed.

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    TW not needed.

     

     

    You missed /Etc before remember?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to ds store)

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