Thanks alot for ur help that was spot on i was tryin to do it when i was logged in .
Hi also could u help me with another problem im trying to install snow leapard on my lion based os so i can dual boot but i had a look around and people sayig about making a bootable usb i hve made one and put the .dmg disk on the usb stick via the disk utility and it is the guid partision but my mac wont boot from it can u help please ? Many thanks luke
You're trying to make a Lion Install disc or partition? If so, see Making a Lion Install disc or partition.
If you want a Snow Leopard Install disc, you have to purchase one. Apple has them for $29. You can copy that to an external HD, etc., but not via drag and drop -- you have to use the Restore tab of Disk Utility, or the 3rd-party CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper apps.
Yh i have got the software disk as my mac was snow lepard when i got it ad then i brought the lion update throught the app store and then i relised some of my games wouldnt work so
What i have done so far is
Created a partision on my harddrice of mac thanks your help
Create a image of the snow L
Then made my usb stick a guid formatt it
Then used the snow L .dmg file ad the sorce
Then made the usb stick the destination then click restore
Then shut doen the macbook pro and help option then see my memory stick and clicked on it it loads for a little bit with a spinning wheel then it come up with a circle with a line through it where te apple sign would be
And now im stuck should i do it a diffent way ? I dont have any other macs to be able to do this thats why im using a usb stick hope u can help thanks luke
Sorry, but I'm confused.
Are you trying to Install Snow Leopard on the new partition of your internal HD? If so, do that directly from the Snow Leopard Install disc. See the REINSTALLING OSX section of the pink box in Installing the ''combo'' update and/or Reinstalling OSX.
If you're trying to copy the Snow Leoaprd Install disc, just copy it to the USB stick, with the Restore tab of Disk Utility.
what i have done is created a partision on my internal mac hardrive so i can dual boot snow L as i want to play the games on my macbook and lion does not support them
but i cant directly install snow leadpard on my hardrive as it wont let me as im running lion so i was trying to find a way of installing snow L on my partioned harddive ive made for it,
thats why im trying to create a usb stick to install snow leapord on my other partiosion or can you not do it ? many thanks luke hope you can help
Last problem as i did what u saud and it work the only problem is i want to remove the snow l partision now as i no longer want it i booted the mac in recovery mode and pressed the minus button under partion to remove it and it keeps coming up with a error saying
Partition failed with error couldnt unmount disk
Hope u can help with this one aswell sorry but u really helpful and will my hardrice return to the full 350gb when i remove the snow l 50gb ? Many thanks like