Can I Load Snow Leopard from My HDD?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Afflicted Max, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Afflicted Max macrumors member

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    I copied my disc onto my hard drive when I first installed OS X [made a 10GB partition in DiskUtility] incase I needed the disc and wasn't at home.

    Well, I don't have my disc, and won't have access to it for another week. I'm trying to set up a triple boot with OSX, Ubuntu, and W7. Can I load the Snow Leopard install DVD from that partition in my hard drive, while running Windows 7?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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  3. Afflicted Max thread starter macrumors member

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    When I finish installing W7, don't I need the Snow Leopard disc to finish installing the drivers and such?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Ah. The drivers are on a separate ISO partition on the OS X install disc, not on the HFS+ partition where OS X lives.

    Unless you already knew this (which it seems like you didn't) you probably didn't copy them.

    It can be tricky to access them from within OS X. (e.g. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=892725)

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