having trouble doing a clean install of Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rrpalma, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. rrpalma macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2008

    I have a 15 in, Unibody MBP running Leopard and am trying to perform a clean install of Snow Leopard.

    The steps I'm following are:
    1. Insert SL DVD
    2. Reboot while pressing C key, so that MacBook boots from DVD
    3. After 10 MINUTES!!! I get the welcome screen, then choose Utilities->Disk Utility so that I can wipe the HD and start from scratch
    4. It takes at least 8 MINUTES !!! for Disk Utilities to show up

    Are these times normal? I remember when following these steps on my wife's Air, response times would be much, much shorter -- although I used an external DVD drive, obviously.

    I know the media is not the problem, for I have tried with 2 different DVDs. I don't think there's a problem with the DVD reader/writer, since it works fine within Leopard.

    Any ideas?
  2. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. rrpalma thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Thanks for the link! Now it worked.

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