Issues with upgrading to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bdwgs1, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. bdwgs1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2012
    I am attempting to update household MacBook laptops from Leopard to Snow Leopard. I was successful with one computer but am having issues with the second. I have burned a downloaded copy of Snow Leopard onto a DVD.

    When I insert the disc and try to install, the installer reports that "The application 'install Mac OS X' cannot be used from this volume."

    I have seen other threads suggest trying to repartition the hard drive(make smaller), but I cannot seem to get the repartition to run all the way through successfully.

    This is the same disc that was used for the other MacBook.

    The MacBook with the issue is a silver 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 duo Silver

    Please help! Need the upgrade to use iTunes 7 and an iPhone 5
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Piracy is not allowed on MacRumors in any form. Just buy Snow Leopard, it's really cheap.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    ;) pedantic side
  4. -Concept- macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2012
    In front of a computer. Any computer.
    Mine as well. If a repartition isn't working, try repairing the disk. As for the CD, try burning the dmg to a USB or another DVD. If you don't want to, make sure it's clean/not scratched.

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