MacBook Pro :: Install Snow Leopard But It Can't Install And Eject
Sep 4, 2014
I tried to install Snow Leopard on my MacBookPro but it cannot install and cannot be ejected. I need to eject.
The reason for this is a long story. My logic board was replaced and my Mac was wiped clean. I am not trying to recover from back up but could not figure out the next step after the recovery finished. So I tried to install OSX from the disk that came with my Mac. Probably not the right corrective action.
I need to remove the Snow Leopard DVD and finish my recovery.
I just recently purchased Snow Leopard and everything seemed to be going well. The installer popped up after I put it into my External DVD Drive and the installation was going smoothly but soon my MBP would restart and the installation would continue. The problem is that at around 35% completion, or in my case 32 minutes left, the disc would come out of the drive and any attempts to put it back in would result in the DVD drive promptly spitting the disc back out.
I don't think it's the MBP that is at fault since I would have received an error message or something of the like. My only guess is that either the Installation DVD is faulty or the External DVD Drive is causing the issue. I'm leaning towards the DVD Drive especially since it suddenly stopped reading the disc entirely while I'm typing this. I'm using an AmazonBasics USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer External Optical Drive which should be fully compatible with Macs.
Did a search through here but couldn't find anything concrete. What are the differences between a fresh Snow Leopard install and a factory Snow Leopard install? I ask because I bought an Intel SSD and don't know if I should bother cloning the hard drive that will come with my new 15" MBP or I should just install a fresh copy from a Snow Leopard install disc. I'm aware macs come with next to no junk pre-installed, but are there some factory settings that are worth preserving if they aren't documented well?
The internal hard drive on my early 2009 iMac is being replaced but I have to reinstall Snow Leopard myself.I did search in MRoogle and at Apple and cannot seem to find instructions on how to perform a clean Snow Leopard install on an iMac internal HD.
Can I do this? And if so how? Or do you think I should try and install Leopard on the existing Hd in the iMac? I still have these discs but have to get the SL applications install disc out of my drive (it's stuck and the iMac won't boot past the blue screen).
I jsut did a fresh install. wanted to use my SL DVD but the MBP i5 refused to star with it so I used the original DVD (10.5) and upgraded with the SL DVD to 10.6. However after the initial SL Installation, it tried from the SL DVD and this failed. I did a manual restart, starting from the HD and everything ran fine. however today I note there is a locked file on the HD named Mac OS X Install Data. It contains 181 .pkg files.Now I suppose this should have been moved or deleted as part of the install process. Can I move them to a file where they belong?
Info: MBP, MM, MBP - 10.6 + Windooz XP on a hard partition
I have a Snow Leopard Install Disk for the 13-inch Macbook Pro model.I also have a 21-inch iMac. I have OS X Lion installed on both. I have Snow Leopard installed as a partition on my Macbook Pro, which I installed via the install disk. I want to do the same thing for my iMac but I am unable due to (seemingly) my install disk is for a Macbook Pro and not for an iMac.
What are these other two partitions that I have(bold)? I should only have 2 paritions, one for OS X and other for boot-camp.
Code: #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *298.1 Gi disk0 1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 281.9 Gi disk0s2 3: Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP 15.9 Gi disk0s3 Just curious, i was about to install snow leopard and i saw these...
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I have a Macbook Pro (2009), and I've tried installing Snow Leopard (after having Windows on it), and the install fails each and every time. Thought it was a bad DVD, so I borrowed my friend's and the same thing happens. Fails installing with the message that the Install failed. Linux (Linuxmint, Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSuSE) and Windows 7 install and run fine.
Info: MacBook Pro, Windows 7, Want to get OS X back on my Macbook
I have just recently acquired a MacBookPro from a friend of mine who's father has passed away. I am able to access the computer without a password but the admin is still set to his father and he doesn't know the password. I have the Snow Leopard OS and want to do a clean install like it came from the factory with no personalization. I have owned a MacBookPro so I am unsure how to do a clean install of Snow Leopard over the exiting OS 10.5.8 and if I have to delete that OS first.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Wanting to install OSX Snow Leopard
Insecure Startup Item disabled. "/Library/Startupitem/M-Audio Firmware Loader" has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings. I tried to install the program and it looks like it partially installed But I have no idea. I am pretty technologically illiterate.
I want to do a clean install on my macbook pro with snow leopard, and already have all of my applications and files backed up. But I was wondering, If I restore the apps onto the newly wiped hard drive, will I have to reactivate them? Like with final cut, will I need to re-enter the serial number for it to work? or will it run just like it used to?
I bought a new WD 750GB Scorpio Blue and popped it into a 2009 MBP 15". Everything went fine on the hardware side, but when it came time to install the OS on the new drive everything went downhill. Leopard said it couldn't install because something was wrong with the drive. Snow Leopard just never gets past "30 minutes" remaining. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I'm guessing I have a bad HDD unless I'm somehow missing a step. Both versions of Leopard can see the HDD and can partition it and say that it's OK when I have them check it. I never had much trouble installing Windows, but for some reason installing OSX is eluding me. Any thoughts besides just sending the drive back? I've already disconnected and reconnected it without any improvement.
Having the strangest issue with my 13" Pro. I upgraded the hard Drive to a WD Scorpio Blue 640Gig.Froma a clean drive I booted up with retail Snow Leopard Disk. Install starts and about 10 minutes in, it fails.I have been going crazy. I have tried 2 different retail Snow Leopard Disks, An ISO Image, My wife's 13" Pro reinstall Disks (Her's came with Snow Leopard). Creating a Flash Drive version of both the Restore Disks image, and a retail image. NOTHING WORKS! they all fail.
I tried my restore disks, and it went fine. So Right now I'm running 10.5.8 but can not upgrade to Snow Leopard. It Fails every time?
I'm honestly not very mac saavy and was just wondering if I'm doing something wrong. I'm trying to install 10.6 on my old Macbook Pro but everytime the installer says I cannot install Mac Os X on this computer. I checked the requirements for the install and my computer meets them so I do not understand what is going on, could it have anything to do with my computer being too old for it? Trying to install it on a 15" Macbook Pro 2ghz Intel Core Duo from 2007. I'm also trying to jump from 10.4 to 10.6, could that be the issue?
Just replaced the HDD on my new MBP 13" and am trying to use the restore DVD that came with the MBP to reinstall Snow Leopard. However, when I hold ALT/OPTION on startup and get the option to boot from the MacOS Install DVD, the DVD sounds like it is spinning but I just see the Apple logo and spinning wheel! It stays in this state!
I have a macbook running leopard and am upgrading to snow leopard. I have a back up from leopard on an external hard drive and I would like to completely wipe my computer, start fresh. However, I no longer have the leopard install disc but I do have the old tiger install disc. I am thinking to revert to tiger to restore the computer's settings and then upgrade to snow leopard. Will I still be able to restore select items from my Leopard back up?
I have a Macbook 2,1 with Intel Core 2 Duo, currently on 10.4.11. I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard, but it says I need 3GB of RAM... is it possible to upgrade my machine? I've heard that if you put 3GB on it, it recognizes the increase but only runs 2MB still, will this work?
I have this MacBook Pro from a friend and he asked me to repair it. I can`t: boot the Mac OS X install DVD and Snow Leopard , enter single-user mod (freeze), enter verbose mod (freeze), enter safe mod (only the apple appear and nothing happen) and whatever you can think off.I tried to reset using comand + option + o + r and ANYTHING you can think off. It just open with a flashing folder with a question mark on it. Btw i format the hard drive on my windows ( in hfs+ of course).
I'm trying to erase my hard drive to sell my MacBook and well I used the drop in disk to help with this. I dont have the gray disks that came with my computer. Any who I ran it erase and reinstall the os and at the last second it failed to install. Now when I start my computer with the disk it'll try to down load the os and it says that I don't have an OS X version 10.4 or higher on my computer. So basically I don't have a operating system on my MacBook. It's empty. It is a white 13 inch MacBook.
Recently my MBP has been running slowly, sometimes giving the spinning ball, not loading websites, etc. I ran disc check and it came up fine, so I thought I would completely clear the drive and start over with the Snow Leopard disc - then install mavericks (It seems a lot of websites are requiring a newer version of safari that I can't install because I'm running 10.6.8). So, I backed up everything I wanted, inserted the disc, and turned off the computer. I restarted and held the c key, and the screen went dim, then a dialog box popped up and told me to restart the computer. I've tried a number of times and have the same problem every time. When I restart from the HD I get this Problem Report:
Interval Since Last Panic Report: 14885206 sec Panics Since Last Report: 2 Anonymous UUID: FDB8D0D7-2B64-4FE9-BF9E-80626AF0ACE2 Sat Sep 6 13:25:51 2014
I bought a macbook pro, and it came with Snow Leopard already installed. Question is, can I let my friend borrow the Snow Leopard cd to install on her machine? Would it impact me if I ever needed to reinstall, etc?
I was running 10.5.8 on both my white MacBook and Intel iMac 20," then I finally received the copy of Snow Leopard which I bought from Amazon. I decided to install it on my MacBook first to make sure the install would be successful before I upgraded my iMac, which has my important work stuff on it. The install was a success on the MacBook and after it was fully upgraded and updated, I simply opened "About This Mac" to verify the installation, opened Safari, browsed around for a minute, then proceeded to check out the new dock and airport menu features. After just a few minutes of playing around with it, I decided it was a legitimate installation, closed the MacBook, left it plugged into the power source, and walked to the other room to begin the upgrade onto my iMac. I left home for about an hour and once I had returned, the iMac installation was complete and it was running like a dream. After messing around on the iMac for a little while I decided to make sure the MacBook was still good to go. When I opened the Macbook up, all I saw was a blank screen. I assumed it was some sort of power-saver issue, because sometimes the screen doesn't like to come on right away when I open it up. My first instinct was to move my finger around on the trackpad and press some keyboard keys, which always wakes it up when this happens. Nothing seemed to be working, so at this point I pushed the power button and it proceeded to boot. As it began to boot I heard some sort of CLICKING from the HD, followed by a flashing folder with a question mark on the screen.
I assumed it was some sort of HD failure so I booted to the Snow Leopard install disk, ran Disk Utility and Startup disk, and my Mac COULD NOT FIND the HD - all it showed was the CD-ROM drive and Network Startup. I tried to reboot a few more times and almost gave up. It kept clicking at startup and I was thinking about the little magnetic arms in the HD. I thought they might be jammed in the HD for some reason. At this point, I didn't know what to do. So, as it was booting up again with the plain grey backdrop, as a last resort, pretending I was the Fonz or something, I physically whacked the area on my MacBook near the power button where the sound of the clicks was coming from. AS SOON as I did that, the clicking stopped and a few seconds later the APPLE ICON appeared... instead of that dreaded question mark folder icon! The MacBook started booting up back to it's upgraded self again! Finally I was back at the desktop, and with a sigh of relief, began typing this forum. Now, my question is WHAT THE @#$% HAPPENED?? And how on Earth did smacking it one actually fix it? Is this problem related to the recent installation of Snow Leopard or just my MacBook dying? (It is 2 years old) If anyone has any ideas as to what caused this, and how I can prevent this situation from happening in the future.