Problem installing Snow Leopard from external DVD-writer

caravanya

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 4, 2012
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Hi everybody,

I've been working on installing Snow Leopard for some time now and I keep jumping on to problems. So I hope for some help!

My internal DVD-drive doesn't work any more, that's why I bought an external dvd-writer (Samsung SE-S084). I have an original Install DVD for Snow Leopard + a digital downloaded file to be sure (which I burned on a DVD).

My computer is a Macbook Pro 10.5.8.

When I try to open the file this appears:
Afbeelding 2.png

Dutch for: Can't open this file with this volume.

In Disc Utility, the ext. writer + dvd is recognized.

What to do??

Vanya
 

Jolly Jimmy

macrumors 65816
Dec 13, 2007
1,357
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What kind of install disc do you have? Is it a retail copy or a grey restore disc?
 

Jolly Jimmy

macrumors 65816
Dec 13, 2007
1,357
3
Grey discs are machine specific and won't install on anything but the model they came with originally. You need a retail version.