reinstalling from USB drive - help needed

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Dadeleine, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Dadeleine macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    I've created a .dmg to an external drive (formatted Mac OS journaled) and then partitioned 10gb's and dropped the Snow Leopard OSX onto it. I power down, power on and hold ALT. It gives me the option of my HD or the external Snow Leopard partition but when I select it, I get a "you need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button until it turns off then push the power button again" (or something close to that).

    any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
    2010 Macbook 2.4 Core 2 Duo with 2 GB ram.
  2. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    You should create an partition on an external usb device (flash or hdd) and then restore the recovery dvd into the partition.
    Looks like you are using an wrong version of os x that doesn't support your mac, or it maybe me somewhat corrupted.

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