How to Install Snow Leopard outside of Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by boohoowoofoo, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. boohoowoofoo macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I have been using mac for a while, but now I face an issue I hope is solveable!

    I played around with the menu bar, turned it black on white. Now after messing with the files, I get a -10810 error every time i boot. This happened from placing the original menu bar files back in place.

    I am looking to do a fresh clean install of snow leopard. I have an external HD if needed an an external dvd drive. my dvd drive in my macbook is broken.

    Can someone please tell me how I can install SL if I cannot get into Mac OS X at all?

    I tried safeboot, wont launch, I have tried reseting over and over, it wont get me into mac os x because finder and all my apps have the -10810 error.

    I appreciate any help you guys can provide,

  2. telecomm macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    Connect external drives, reboot the computer holding down the option key, select to boot from your install disc in the DVD drive when you're asked to select the boot drive, then reinstall the OS on the laptop's hard drive (possibly after using Disk Utility to wipe the drive).
  3. boohoowoofoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007

    That easy?

    well thank you so much!

    haha hope it really works :D

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