this does not work.
I cloned the install DVD, by following directions, onto the target partition in the external drive. it renamed my partition to Mac OS X Install 10.6.3. (this all on my MacBook intell w Tiger.
so when I tried reboot with OPTION held down, and get to the Install, and select the destination, I'm told to go to Disc Utility and partition, but the Install is already in the partition, so going to Disc Utility is futile.
I can't repartion the entire external harddrive as I already have some backup partitions. two are Leopard PPC, one is Tiger intell.
If I erase the target partition, can just it be formated GUID?
When I close Disc Utility, and Install comes back. it won't install, option not available.
It basically does the same thing on the iMac, first won't recognize the partition, then the installer gives the message: "you cannot use the install.app on this system. '
1. You need to restart from the DVD itself and not the clone you made of it. Erase the partition you cloned it to. If you must put it on a drive partitioned as APM, install it onto a drive partitioned as GUID and then clone the installed system, not the DVD.
2. No. There can only be a single partition table on each drive.
I tried to install on my external hardDrive that is partitioned with APM, but it would not do it.
Okay, Niel, went and bought a new 32 G Jump/Flash Drive, partitioned the whole thing to GUID, and managed to get Snow Leopard to install on it from my MacBook Tiger. took hours, and the upgrades took hours.
now to install from the USB JumpDrive to my iMac Lion. which I have already partitioned.
but, looking at all the different recommendations, since I upgraded the Snow Leopard from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8, plus all the other upgrades, how do I install it on the iMac? I can't use the DVD or a DMG from it. already tried, failed.
Can I migrate it, or should I clone it now?