Anyway to install Snow Leopard from an external hard drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by darbyclash34, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. darbyclash34 macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to install Snow Leopard from a disc image on an external drive?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    Just put the DVD into your drive and boot off that.
     
  3. darbyclash34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats the problem, my internal DVD drive is failing and I don't have access to an external. But I have access to another Mac and an external drive. Before I buy snow leopard, I want to make sure I have a way to install the software.
     
  4. utwarreng macrumors 6502

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    I asked pretty much the same question in another thread. Unfortunately no help thus far. I remember reading about people doing it from flash drives, so I'd assume an external hard drive is easily doable.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=776814
     
  5. Jocelyn84 macrumors member

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    Well if it helps any, I mounted the leaked 10.6 onto an external drive then installed to my MBP.
    Considering its the same build, I don't see why it wouldn't work. :)

    PS Just waiting for my 10.6 disc to get here...
     
  6. TripleJJJ macrumors member

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    Of course it's possible, you format the hdd in Mac OS X extended, then create an image of the SL DVD, restore it to the HDD and boot on it. Then you'll be able to install SL from the hdd. I did it. Google is your Friend.:)
     
  7. Latro macrumors member

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  8. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    1/ Put the DVD in the other Mac

    2/ Connect both macs via FireWire

    3/ Shut down your Mac (the one you're installing onto)

    4/ Reboot the other Mac, holding down "T" as you do, until you see a yellow firewire screensaver

    5/ Startup your Mac, holding down [OPTION] (also labelled 'alt') key, until you see the other Macs DVD icon listed - click the arrow in the circle directly underneath it, and you can start the install

    Simple!.
     

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