Can't get 10.6 to fresh install by USB flash

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by FireCh1ld, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. FireCh1ld macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2012
    Hi all, this is my first time posting in this forum, though many a time I have found solutions here, but not this time.

    I'm selling my old 2007 white macbook but haven't the instillation DVD's. So I 1. Downloaded a copy of the Snow Leopard DVD.
    2. Formatted my flash drive with GUILD and mac osx Extended (journaled)
    3. Copied the DVD image to the flash drive using disk utility (note that this changed the formatting to Mac OS X Extended. i.e. No longer journaled
    4. Restarted the macbook with 'option' held down
    5. Select the USB flash drive
    6. Select to install OS X
    7. Agree to the licence agreement
    8. :mad:"Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer." message appears when instillation should begin. Can't go any further so restart the machine.

    Any suggestions people?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Since you downloaded Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, you probably downloaded the wrong one.
  3. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    Your 2 best choices are:
    1) Find a copy of Snow Leopard for sale on Craigslist or eBay.
    2) Call Apple. They can send you the original install/recovery discs that came with your MacBook. You may be able to get them to send you newer versions (since the 2007 came with 10.4).

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