Snow Leopard Upgrade Troubles

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by officelurker, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. officelurker macrumors member

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    I tried installing Snow Leopard. It installed correctly. But after initial restart, it hung and gave me the blue screen. I restarted several times but same result.

    Next, I booted from the install CD. Tried to install from there but install fails every time.

    Now I want to tranfer all my files to an external HD. I can view the files on this drive via Terminal. But I cannot write to it because it is read only for some reason. It also has a NTFS file system (i dont know if it matters).

    But I need help to mount this hd so I can read and write to it.

    Any ideas? Remember I only have access to Terminal and Disk Utility. I tried repairing disk for my local drive. Nothing. For my external HD the option to repair/verify disk is disabled.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Which Mac are you installing it on? Where did you get the SL disk (what colour is it?)
     
  3. soco macrumors 68030

    soco

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    Don't external HDDs need be to be formatted for Mac OS?
     
  4. officelurker thread starter macrumors member

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    I am installing this on a Macbook Pro . The install CD is white. I got it from Apple.
     

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