Help installing Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on new SSD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ruhollah glare, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. ruhollah glare macrumors newbie

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    Hi, here's the present situation.

    SSD INSTALL
    - switched original HDD with new SSD in 2012 MBP
    - booted with CCC clone from external hard drive, to format SSD to HFS (journaled)
    - after format, SSD is recognized in CCC and Finder


    INSTALL PROCESS
    - during restart brand new Snow Leopard 10.6.3 disc will not boot after several tries
    - got frustrated and started CCC cloning process, after which if successful, I'll do a clean install.
    - looks like CCC will take a long, long time (USB 2.0 external hdd)


    So, why did my Snow Leopard disc not boot, and what can I do to get it to work? It gets stuck on the white screen with the grey apple, with no progress bar.

    Tia
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    That machine is too new for Snow Leopard. Use Internet Recovery to reinstall Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
     
  3. ruhollah glare thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that the simplest approach? I'm seriously not too bright. Was told to install 10.6.3 so I can upgrade to 10.10.2.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    That's the only approach, unless you have a USB installer for 10.7.5 or newer.
     
  5. ruhollah glare thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help so far. :cool: I seemed to recall I needed a more current Snow Leopard than 10.6.3 in order to upgrade, so was surprised when two sources pointed me to the 10.6.3 disc.

    So looks like the CCC clone installed--looks like my system is intact and is working now.

    Im assuming your direction to use Internet Recovery, is if I wanted to, at this point, do a clean install?

    Obviously I need better preparation before I go through this exercise again.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Not if the Mac will not take 10.6, as this one won't as MBPs came with 10.7 from Oct 2011.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You misunderstood what I wrote, which admittedly could be clearer. The OP was asking if he needed to use internet recovery, which is what I was replying to.
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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