Installing Snow Leopard via USB?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adster, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. adster macrumors regular

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    Hey peeps. I got my retail copy of Snow Leopard. Unfortunately, my Super Drive seems to not read Dual layered DVD's (including Snow Leopard, my regular Leopard, etc...)

    Is there a way I can install booting from a USB drive? Or a Firewire drive?!? Thanks!
     
  2. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

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    Apr 29, 2008
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    Copy an image of the DVD to a 8 GiB flash drive or an empty USB/firewire hard drive partition.

    This might help

    http://michaelflux.com/how-to-install-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-10a380
     
  3. Latro macrumors member

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  4. Superperson macrumors newbie

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    Can this be done with an upgrade, not a clean install? I don't want to wipe my hard drive, just upgrade to SL. (Late to the party, I know.)
     
  5. Latro macrumors member

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    Yes you can do this with an upgrade, it does not require a clean install.
     

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