Skip navigation

Installing Snow Leopard in new Mac Book Pro with Retina Display

12365 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2013 1:47 PM by Knees RSS
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,710 points)

    Demonstrating my hammerlock on the obvious: stuff that's dependent on Snow Leopard is not viable, nor is core software that's no longer maintained by the vendor.  Apple isn't particularly known for offering AppleCare past three years, hardware parts past five or seven years, and maintaining software more than one OS X release back.

     

    Escalate this to your manager, and encourage your management chain sort this out.    (These are the decisions that management gets paid to make, after all.)

     

    Whether that's operating as a guest in VM as an interim measure pending an application migration (with trackpad issues or not), or acquiring older Mac systems as an interim measure, or the eventual platform migration....

     

    The trackpad behavior might be an issue with the VM; certainly worth a question to those folks.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)

    MrHoffman wrote:

     

    The trackpad behavior might be an issue with the VM; certainly worth a question to those folks.

    It has already been posted and waiting a reply on the Parallels support forum...

  • DANKS1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    binaryme

     

    Help me??

     

    I would and need to install The Snow Leopard in my new mac book (bought 2012, Dec).

     

    Came with ML 10.8.2.

     

    Send me a e-mail and tell me how.

     

    Best Regards

    Danks

    e-mail: danielsarkis@hotmail.com

  • Cruiserchad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guess What! 

    I managed to install OS X 10.6.8 on my MacBook Pro Retina by booting it in Target Disk Mode from my MacPro desk top model and installing from there. It will boot as an external drive and run my Mac Pro, But will not boot on its own and run the MBP Retina. So this just proves that the hardware in the MBP Retina is not suitable for the Snow Leapard OsX.

         This is really frustrating for me too as I have a Avid Mbox 2 audio interface that will only run in OsX before Lion and Avid are really dragging there heals in updating the Drivers for the Mbox 2 rto work in Mountain Lion. I want to use my MBPR for mobile recording and I don't want to have to buy a new Audio Interface.  It would help if Avid were to give a release date but they haven't yet. Does anyone know if the Mbox will work with VM ware on the MBPR?

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)

    Try this: Installing Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) into Parallels

     

    Logic Pro 8a.jpg

                                  [click on image to enlarge]

  • Knees Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I also would like to run Snow on one of the new Macbooks, because I don't like Lion or Mountain Lion, and because most audio manufacturers are slow to upgrade drivers for new Mac operating systems. To have my audio setup in Snow with a quad-core would be nice. I run Logic 9 in Snow thru an M-Audio Firewire Solo. A Hackintosh is another possibility to run my audio setup in a quad-core but stability issues might become a plague. Other users are right to point out vitrual solutions; however, these are rarely acceptable to audio needs.

1 2 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.