6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2014 11:43 AM by Gutek
Gutek Level 1 (0 points)

Hi guys


I am about to sell my Mac Mini (June 2011). I acidentally deleted my hard drive, including the operating system "partition" that is set up by default. When I start up the Mac, a folder with a ? appears.


I found my old copy of Snow Leopard and tried to install that over an external DVD drive. Sadly, this does not seem to work. When I boot up with the DVD drive attached, pressing either options or command+r, the Mac boots with the Apple symbol but does not seem to move beyond it.


Is there any way I can fix this?


I have the following at my disposal:


A DVD drive

Snow Leopard DVD

An external hard drive that I cannot erase, but could install something on

The internet (to download stuff from)




MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9), Latest iLife was installed before