Snow Leopard Install Problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Scipp15, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Scipp15 macrumors newbie

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    Recently I have been trying to install Snow Leopard to no avail. First, I attempted to install it from the dual layer disc I have, and when that wasn't working I partitioned my external hard drive and created an installation image from which to boot. I keep receiving the error:

    "installer could not copy the necessary support files"

    I have scoured the web trying to find the solution, and most people have pointed toward a hardware problem.

    I verified the HDD and I played with the RAM configuration. Rember reported that one of my 1gb modules was faulty, so I took that out and I still keep getting the same error.

    Does anyone know how to get around this? It's driving me up a wall.
     
  2. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

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  3. Scipp15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh duh...

    15" MBP 2GHz Intel Core Duo running 10.5.8

    It's somewhat old, I got it in 2006.
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....next question would be - is the "dual layer disc" you were trying to use a retail Apple install disc....oh yeah!
     
  5. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

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  6. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    I'm having the same problem with my 2.2ghz mbp :( The DVD drive keeps spinning up then down. I know it works because it a) booted to the disc and b) I just ripped some stuff not 2 days ago. Very frustrating.
     

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