Problem installing Snow Leopard from external DVD-writer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by caravanya, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. caravanya macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    What kind of install disc do you have? Is it a retail copy or a grey restore disc?
     
  3. caravanya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a grey Disc: Mac OS version 10.6, Disc version 1.0
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    Grey discs are machine specific and won't install on anything but the model they came with originally. You need a retail version.
     
  5. caravanya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I'll try to get a different version than.
     

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