System not booting. How I copy DVD to USB? No longer have optical

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LeandrodaFL, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Here is the complete story:

    I have a MacMini 2010 with Snow Leopard. Its not booting up, all I get is a blue screen, finder is not booting. Its not the first time this has happened, and I sort of have the solution. All I need to do is boot up from a usb, shut down, and then it works fine again. However....

    1)My USB startup died...
    2)I no longer have the optical disk as I replaced for a 2nd HDD.

    My goal is to use my white macbook to make a copy of the Snow Leopard DVD to a new USB. then plug 2 USB to the MacMini and install snow Leopard on a 2nd USB. Then boot up and problem solved.

    so I need instructions how to create this USB. Any other help on the subject is welcome!
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015

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