Hey guys, I'm new to the forum here, so I'm sorry if I'm repeating an old problem but I've spent many hours scouring the web about my problem with no success. My problem: I want to install a Retail Mac OS X 10.6.3 SL onto a new SSD on my Macbook2,1 (2006) but I just can't get it to install. I've tried installing from the DVD drive but at around 28 minutes it fails. Since it's old, I figure the DVD drive is faulty; after ripping an image of the disk on another mac with no problems, I can say I'm pretty sure of it. That being the case, I've also tried installing via USB Flash Drive but I can't for the life of me get it to boot from USB! For that I used both Carbon Copy Cloner and Disk Utility to restore the install disk as a backup. I set it to boot from USB under Startup Disk, and I even blessed it: Code: bless -folder /Volume/MyVolume/System/Library/CoreServices -setBoot but it still refuses to boot. PRAM has also been reset several times but it didn't seem to help. My Macbook Specs: 1.83Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.25GB RAM 8x Combo Drive 60GB 5400RPM SATA ===> OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD I just don't know what's wrong I really appreciate any help and I hope others with the same issue share what worked/didn't work. Thanks!