snow leopard installation won't start(crossed out circle). help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by badtime, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. badtime macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    hi I am installing leopard (clean install, not upgrade) using dmg to external usb drive method here, using this guide

    during power on, i hold option key then select the usb drive boot partition. apple logo shows up then hangs with this screen shot.

    any ideas? I'm using original intel core duo 2.0 mbp. thanks:confused:

    btw, i'm using a 60gb external usb drive for the dmg restore.
  2. markojug macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    In A House, Ontario, Canada
    Try booting from your Snow Leopard CD by holding down "C" at the boot.

    The circle with cross usually shows signs of a boot failure.
  3. eezing macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2008
    Yea, I'm thinking it may not like that Hard Drive. Try the Disc.
  4. badtime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    mark, I'm installing using dmg image via external usb drive. no dvd
  5. badtime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    i previously used this drive to install leopard no problem:confused:
  6. TranceNW macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    Essex, United Kingdom
    I think he means the external drive you're using to install SL.
    Can't you install directly from the disc? :confused:
  7. natatos macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2008
    Sorry if I'm not a help but when try opening the cd in leopard and then run the installation then click restart when it tells you too then I think you can just select the drive from there
  8. badtime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    ok, fixed by restoring the dmg to a different hard drive. it's now installing. 18 mins to go.

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