OS X :: Installing Snow Leopard From An External Hard Drive?

Aug 31, 2009

Is it possible to install Snow Leopard from a disc image on an external drive?

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MacBook Air :: Installing Snow Leopard From An External Hard Drive - Remote Disc Utility

Oct 7, 2009

i was wondering if it is possible to install snow leopard without a superdrive or the remote disc utility, but from an external hard disk drive which the snow leopard files have been put on.i have already googled to the end of the world. no success so far.

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OS X :: Will Installing OS X Snow Leopard Erase My Hard Drive

Aug 26, 2009

When installing Snow Leopard, will it erase my hard drive and force me to start all over or will it just update the software and keep everything the way it is on my Mac now?

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OS X :: Formatting Hard Drive And Installing Snow Leopard?

Jan 24, 2010

I am having problems with my I-Mac. It is the 2.8GHZ 24" model and when I try to start it up I get a white screen with a blinking grey file folder with a "?" mark in it??

I had this problem before. Erased the hard drive and then reinstalled everything. I made it through it but I think I may have done it wrong. Anyways the computer worked good till the other day. I upgraded to Snow Leopard and now it is doing it again.

Do I need to start with the install disk 1 that came with the computer and install disk 2, then install snow leopard? Or can is there a faster route of doing this?

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OS X :: Smooth Transition - Installing Snow Leopard In To New Hard Drive

Sep 15, 2009

I have a white shell Fall 2007 (Santa Rosa) Macbook with a 120gb 7200 RPM hard drive. I bought a new 320gb hard drive and snow leopard today and want to ensure that I won't lose anything if I back my hard drive up as a "regular leopard" machine and then try and recall the files after installing the new drive as a "snow leopard" running system.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Back Up To External Hard Drive First?

Feb 9, 2012

Looking to upgrade to Lion but want to back up to external hard drive first. I have OS X 10.6. Time capsule vs another plug in? I already have wirless via internet service so is Time capsule worth the $ vs another plug in product?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Hard Drive Formatting?

Mar 18, 2012

I have an external hard drive which I first used with my pc.  It is formatted for NTFS. Now with my new MBP, I want to back up data, and I am having no luck.  The external hard drive is a Verbatim brand, 500GB. On their website FAT32 download dosnt work!  I have tried disk utility with no luck.  What am I missing?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard: External Hard Drive Won't Eject When Downloading?

Sep 4, 2009

This is a major issue for me, as I feel like I'm going to end up damaging my hard drive.

I am downloading a legal torrent to my external hard drive, however when I quit Transmission and try to eject my external drive, nothing happens. Snow Leopard doesn't even say it is in use like it is meant to. It just does nothing to eject the drive.

So I end up having to yank the USB plug out.

What gives? It ejects normally as long as I don't download to it.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Installed From External Hard Drive Won't Boot?

Feb 16, 2010

I have no id� whats wrong, I want to install Snow Leopard(from the external) on my Core2duo Macbook pro, which is running Leopard at the moment.

I have a Snow Leopard image, and I have used Disc utility to partition the external hard drive (GUID), and I assume the partition and install went well on the external, because in Disc start the external appears as OSX 10.6.

Then the problem: The macbook wont boot from the newly made external it just gives me this sign (of course without the colours).

I have tried to start the macbook normal, and with the option key held down were the external pops up.

I have also tried to chose the external in disc start and reboot with no luck.

I have tried to start the Snow Leopard install(external) within Leopard where the install start fine, but when it reboots and wants to continue the install, the sign appears.

The external harddrive is a 5400rpm 40gb 2,5" which is only powered by the usb port maybe thats the problem?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Adapt An External Hard Drive With Snow Leopard

Feb 13, 2012

How to adapt an external hard drive with Snow leopard (from my sold Mac Pro) to my Mac Book Pro with Lion?I would like to use the external on a permanant basis as it has 2T without deleting a lot of the programs.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Has Any One Used Disk Repair On An External Hard Drive

Jun 17, 2012

Has any one used Disk Repair on an external hard drive? Does it erase everything?

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Adapt An External Hard Drive With Snow Leopard To It With Lion?

Feb 5, 2012

How to adapt an external hard drive with Snow leopard (from my sold Mac Pro) to my Mac Book Pro with Lion?  Any hints on where to start? I would like to use the external on a permanent basis as it has 2T without deleting a lot of the programs.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Copying Picture Folder To External Hard Drive?

Apr 30, 2012

When I was copying my picture folder to external hard drive I stopped it now I dont see my orginal files on my computer.  Say hidden files

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can't Open Images / Videos On External Hard Drive

Jun 4, 2012

I've been having this problem for a while now and its only with images and videos when i try to open any picture or video this msg comes up "The file couldn’t be opened because there is no such file" and i can only open it if i copied the file from my hard drive to my computer.when i open the info for the same picture (one in on the hard drive and one my computer) the one on the hard drive has nothing under "more info" while the one on my computer has a lot of details under "more info" . 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can Reboot My New IMac Running 10.7 Into Snow Leopard 10.6.8 From An External Hard Drive

Mar 12, 2012

I have installed my hard drive from a previous but terminally I'll iMac that was running Snow Leopard into a Sata to USB  enclosure. This is displaying on the desktop of my new iMac running Lion as an external Hard drive,also system preferences sees it as a start up source.My question is , is it safe to restart into Snow leopard without causing a kernel panic and if it does boot will it be fast enough to use as it as a USB drive.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Recovering .dmg Files From An Accidentally Reformatted External Hard Drive?

May 3, 2012

I went to make a copy of an important drive and accidentally re-formatted it (re-formatted mac journaled, originally mac journaled).  The drive contained a bunch of important disk image files which I need to retrieve whole. I'm fairly confident that the files are still there and only the  table information got overwritten, as the re-format took about 30 seconds.  None of the  recovery software I've seen however, can retrieve .dmg files, or such large files (these are up to 32 gb each in size).how I can retrieve these disk image files? 

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Imac Stays At Grey Screen When Usb External Hard Drive Is Connected?

Mar 7, 2012

I have a HITACHI touro desk 3TB external hard dive connected to my iMac OS X version 10.6.8 Every time i start up the system it stays on a grey screen until I unplug the usb of the external hard drive then the system boots up normally. I have tried connecting different usb cables, plug in to different usb ports, and nothing works. I have other external hard drives and they don't give me any problems. is a pain plugging and unplugging the usb cable.  

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Installing ITunes On External Hard Drive / Playing Music From External Hdd?

Aug 19, 2007

In other words... I have moved my music library to the external hard drive, as per an earlier thread I read here on the forums. It worked like quite well. Now that it is working perfectly, I am having a hard time leaving well enough alone. It is never a good idea for me to think too much...Can itunes be installed and run on/from an external hard drive? If so, how?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Restore Itunes Music Folder From Time Machine To An External Portable Hard Drive?

Feb 18, 2012

How do you restore your itunes music folder from time machine back-up to an external portable hard drive?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Hardware :: Installing New External WD Hard Drive On PPC Mac

Sep 17, 2009

I just thought I'd mention this for anyone who is thinking of using a Western Digital 1TB drive on your PPC Mac running 10.4. The MyBook Essential 1 TB external USB 2.0 drive is not compatible* out of the box with my Mac PPC G5 computer. If I plug it in, I get a message that the drive is not readable and an offer to initialize it. However when trying to partition the drive using Apple's Disk Utility (in 10.4), I get formatting error: Input/output error.

The solution is to download the WD Macintosh + Turbo Drive utility from Western Digital and install it on your PPC Mac. As previously mentioned, I have a G5, so while I assume this should work for any PPC Mac running 10.4.11, I don't know for sure. If you have an intel Mac there should be no issues with this drive requiring the utility to be installed. This hard drive worked as it should when it was first plugged into the MBP.

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OS X :: Allow Installing Software On External Hard Drive

Mar 24, 2010

I just want to install EWQL Symphonic Orchestras on my 2TB hard drive, but it does not allow me to. I can only install it on my internal mac HD. What can I do to allow the installation on the external HD?

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OS X :: Installing From External Hdd Snow Leopard

May 27, 2009

I just replaced the hardrive in one of my macbooks. i am trying to load snow leopard on it and it just skips through the installation and says Intallion failed?

anyone have any thoughts. i am installng it from an external harddrive!

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OS X :: Installing Tiger Directly To External Hard Drive

Jan 29, 2010

For the moment I have my OS back up (10.3.9 )cloned to an ext FW HD. I have a 10.4 install or unpgrade disc (not sure which, nor if the disc is any good and would prefer not to risk screwing up my int.HD). Could I install Tiger directly to my ext.HD, thus being able to use the two systems depending on where I boot from. (if the install works?) Asking this because I'm not sure if I have enough free space on my Int HD (7GB) to do an Install and Archive, where as on my Ext HD I have about 11GB free space on the partition. Then if it all works could I CCC it back to my Int.HD?

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MacBook Air :: Installing Diablo III To External Hard Drive?

Jun 3, 2012

Just wondering if it's possible to install games (like Diablo III) to an external drive so it doesn't take up any precious GBs on my MacBook Air.  

MacBook Air (13-INCH, MID 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Installing Snow Leopard On External HD?

Apr 26, 2012

I am currently running Lion on my Mac Mini, I have an external drive onto which I want to install Snow Leopard so that i can play some older Mac games I have which do not work under Lion. I insert the Snow Leopard CD, restart the Mac whilst holding down the option key and boot from the Snow Leopard CD, hoping to then select the external HD for Snow Leopard installation. The Mac starts up, I can hear the Snow Leopard CD being accessed, however, after about a minute or so, a screen comes up saying that I have to shut down the Mac by holding the power button, so obviously the Mac will not continue to boot from the Snow Leopard CD. Is this because I am running Lion on the Mac or is there a problem with the Snow Leopard CD. If it is because the Mac is running on Lion, how can I install Snow Leopard to the external HD. I am using the Newer Technology USB 3 Universal Drive Adapter to connect the external HD to my Mac, the Mac sees the external HD no probs and I can format the external HD etc., so that side seems to be OK.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.4GHZ, 8G RAM, OWC 6G 480G SSD

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OS X :: Installing Leopard On New Hard Drive?

Oct 31, 2007

I'm getting a new hard drive in my iBook G4 tomorrow, as well as more memory, and was wondering if there is anything special I will need to do to install Leopard on this HD that has nothing on it.

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OS X :: Installing Leopard From Ex Hard Drive

Jan 19, 2010

I have the disk image for Leopard on my external hard drive. I put it on there from my Powerbook. I tried to reinstall Leopard onto a Macbook but it wouldn't let me because I had to do a GUID partition on the external hard drive. I did that, put the DMG back onto the external drive and went to install it. I went to Startup Disk under System Prefences but my hard drive isn't showing up.

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OS X :: Installing Snow Leapord With Home Folder On A Different Hard Drive?

Sep 13, 2009

I was wondering if anyone who has their home folder on a separate hard drive had installed snow leopard and if it had been smooth or full of problems.

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MacBook :: Re-installing Leopard Onto New Hard Drive?

Jun 19, 2009

my white macbooks hard drive broke along with my cd drive. I purchased a new hard drive and put it in but now I have no way to install Leopard since my cd drive is broke.I do understand the best way would be to buy an external CD drive and use that but I would rather not waste all that money on one use.I do have a firewire cable and my friend has a white macbook. I've heard that you can boot using another computer and use there cd drive via firewire by holding "T" or whatever.

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MacBook Pro :: Formatting My Hard Drive And Installing Leopard?

Dec 26, 2007

I think I'm going to format my hard drive to delete everything from it and start fresh with leopard. I already have leopard installed, but I think I should just format my hard drive (after backing up what I truly need like my music and other files) and then just install leopard.

Question, I have read that I go to disk utility to do this (format and install leopard), is this correct? If so, what else do I need to know before I do this?

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