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MacBook Air :: How To Install Snow Leopard Through An External Drive


I am now trying to install Snow Leopard as a way to fix this issue. I originally tried doing this via remote disc through my MacBook, but it didn't work. I then created a disk image of the Snow Leopard install DVD, partitioned an external hard drive so that it could be used as a startup disk, and restored it to that disk image.

Then I plugged the drive into the Air and turned on the Air while holding down the option key. I chose the drive as the startup disk, but that's where I ran into the latest problem.

Besides selecting the disk, it also wants me to select a wireless network for some reason. My wireless network is not appearing on that list (even after rebooting the router), so I chose the manual option and typed in the name and password manually. The little spinning icon (not the rainbow ball, that processing icon) is spinning next to the password field and has been for a while.

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