OSX DVD question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dukebound85, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Is there a way to slipstream 10.6.4 onto a retail launch day 10.6 SL Disk somehow?

    If not (last resort as I do not want to rebuy SL), do the current retail disks support the latest mbp's? I know my launch day 10.6 disk does not on my new mbp
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Why don't you use the restore DVD for the machine that will work?
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Don't have them (at least right now)

    I received a mbp for grad school that was set up by the IT

    Was told to treat it like a personal computer so I went and tried to run migration assistant from my mb to this mbp (both running 10.6.4)

    Once finished, my data was there but when I went to restart it, I get a kernal panic every time on the mbp

    I have a launch day SL disk but not the restore discs as the university has them I assume

    I figure I need to do a restore and hence why I am asking:)
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Do you have access to another (older) Mac that 10.6.0 works on? If so install onto the MBP drive in target disk mode then update (still booted in target disk mode) to 10.6.4.
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Unfortunately no. My mb does not have fw as is well known and do not have a mac with fw capability that is not ppc and then that can't run 10.6

    What I did do is this, though it is quite a work around

    1) Wipe external drive
    2) Install OSX with my install disk on external via my mb
    3) Update to 10.6.4
    4) DL ccc
    5) Plug external in new mbp and option boot to external
    6) Use ccc to mirror the install on the mbp

    I am currently on step 4 and hopefully will work. However, there has to be a more elegant solution than this
     

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