IMac :: Unable To Install Clean Snow Leopard / Instructions To Install On Internal Drive?
Dec 20, 2009
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 got my Aluminum MacBook 2.4 a few days ago and I have since then installed Windows XP SP3, I recall reading about being able to install new Nvidia graphics drivers to get even better performance. I tried to search it, but I couldnt find the process on how to install them. If someone could guide me how to do that and maybe even post a link to the needed files that would be great.
there is too much about clean installs now on this forum... and a lot of information conflicts with other information. can someone just have a step by step process of how to do a clean install for snow leopard below.PLEASE no guessing, and only people who have done it please comment.then we can just link people to this thread.
I thought this might be useful if you wanted do do a clean install with the Snow Leopard DVD. There have been a lot of threads asking about it. Apple designed Snow Leopard 10.6 so that you cannot select 'Erase Install' when booting from DVD like in Leopard 10.5. Apple states that you need Leopard 10.5 installed in order to 'Upgrade' or 'Install' Snow Leopard 10.6 - This is not true.
This guide shows you how to do a clean install of Snow Leopard 10.6. Extremely hand if you need to install a new hard drive. Please note this was performed off the 'Upgrade' disk - which shouldnt [according to Apple] be able to do a full install! I also outline how to migrate your data to the new install. Let me know what you think. YouTube - Guide: How To Do A Clean Fresh Full Install Of Apple Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.
I'm fairly new to the Mac OS. Switched from evil Windows. World is much more stable.
I want to upgrade via clean install to snow leopard. I have read mixed messages that this can and cannot be done. If it can, can someone please post some clear and definitive instructions in how to do this from the upgrade disc of snow leopard.
I have a 2.16G (black) macbook that I will be upgrading to Snow Leopard. Since I've had the computer for over three years, I want to perform a clean installation of 10.6. I don't have a ton of files on my macbook and--apart from some large Garageband files--what I do have are relatively small (Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, music, photos) so I've always backed up by saving things to CDs/DVDs. Not the best plan, I know, which is why I recently purchased a Lacie 1TB external drive so that I can have a clone.
I would like to install OSX onto the external drive but I'm not sure how things should be sequenced. I've never partitioned a HD before; should this be performed first? How's this for a sequence:
1) partition the external HD first 2) install Snow Leopard onto the external HD 3) make the clone of my system and 4) do a clean install of Snow Leopard on my internal macbook HD
Does this make sense or is there a better way for me to approach this? Also, is there anything different I'd have to do to install the 10.6 on the external drive?
I assume that when I get my mac, a snow leopard drop in disc will be inside.
1. As soon as I finish the setup, and am presented with the desktop, I will immediately put in the snow leopard disc. In this scenario, is it ok to just do a normal upgrade since the system is pretty much untouched? 2. My understanding is that if I do a clean install, I will lose iLife, and will have to reinstall it using the discs that came with my machine, is this correct? 3. I'm confused about archive and install. Will all my applications (iLife, etc) be left alone? Is this sort of like a clean install, except you have a copy of your old system files? Is it ok to delete the old system files afterwards? 4. From the scenario I described in #1 which of the 3 installation methods is the best to do?
I currently have my itunes pretty much the way I like - I have used the rating system and the play count feature etc., a lot. But I am planning on doing a clean install of Snow Leopard when I get it. Is there a way to copy this data over on a HDD and then copy and paste it?
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 just got a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard. The guy I bought it from took out the 80GB HDD that was in it and put my old MacBook 160GB HDD in it so it's like my old laptop on a mini. I want to start over with the system fresh and new as it'll be serving a new, re: family computer, purpose now. I don't have the SL upgrade/install disc right now and not sure if/when I'll get them back. Is there a way to wipe it back to new and keep it on snow leopard? This HDD was initially a Leopard drive when I first purchased it FYI.
At first, I tried to upgrade and the upgrade failed to the point of rendering the system useless. I then decided to reformat the drive using disk utility and try a clean install. I then got this error and I'm stuck and have no clue what to do now: "The installer can't extract files from the package for BaseSystem. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance." I have never encountered anything like this before.
am thinking about doing a clean install of Snow Leopard, but was wondering about the use of Time Machine in the Migration Assistant after it's re-installed. I have a lot of music, documents,apps etc (probably around 70-80gb) on my Time Machine backup that I would need to re-install. When you choose Time Machine in the migration assistant, does it let you choose what to pull off the Time Machine, or does it just take everything?
I made a clean install of Snow Leopard and now I'm slowly installing all my apps. I had Undercover running on Leopard and I installed it again. After the reboot, a pop up asked my the same question as an iPhone asks"uc" would like to use your current location.
I plan to do a clean install for SL, and was wondering if I could simply drag my applications onto a flash drive or DVD and then retrieve them once in SL. For example could I just drag the iWork and MS Office 2008 folders onto a flash drive or DVD, do the clean install, then drag them back into my Application folder?
I know there are numerous posts already about whether to 'clean install' or upgrade to Snow Leopard, but I can't seem to find an answer to my question anywhere.
I have two computers that I've already upgraded to Snow Leopard - an iMac that's about a year old (with data on it that has been migrated between macs since Tiger) and a brand new MBP which is unblighted by any migrated data. The MBP seems much faster for the upgrade, but the iMac seems a little slower.
My instinct here is to erase my iMac hard drive and install Snow Leopard from scratch, which would presumably solve the sluggish performance issues.
My question is this: I have all my iMac data backed up on Time Machine. Is performing a clean install and then restoring my mac from Time Machine going to give me exactly the same problems as upgrading did? Or would it be better to selectively move data back to my iMac after a clean install?
If I need to do this the hard way (as I suspect) and selectively bring back my data to leave the junk behind, is there anything I can do before running a clean install to make this more painless?
I was thinking of doing a clean install of Snow Leopard. I back up via Time Machine to a Time Capsule. If I do a clean install, do I then just open Time Machine and then choose restore from the last backup or is not that simple.
My snow leopard has been performing really badly, so its been recommended that I do a clean install, however I am not too sure how to go about it. The main issues are how I actually start the whole process, and the second thing is what I need to be aware of when restoring from backup? I assume you need to use migration assistant, is it possible to restore documents and music, or only applications and settings?
I'm upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard later this evening using the clean install option. I'm using a 2009 13" MBP. I have everything backed up to TimeMachine, but I just wanted to check that my entire iTunes library will be able to be recovered back into iTunes from TimeMachine after I complete the clean install of Snow Leopard. Also, is a time machine backup enough or should I be paranoid and back up everything to another external disk?
Recently I did a clean install on my MBP after a 4-generation-old OSX 10.6.8 TM backup got way too slow (I had used it with my old MBP, then restored to a 24" iMac, then a 27" iMac, and then to the new MBP).
However, with the clean install I did obviously not create the exact same user name / account I had before, so I cannot access the TM now. I'd like to extract some of the folders from that backup, mainly images I am missing and some data.
Info: Mac OS X (10.6.8), mbp i7 17", iMac 27", iPad, i4
I am running the latest Snow leopard using an imac 10.6.8. I am looking to upgrade to Lion or possible Mountain Lion if I can wait a few months, but I would really like to perform a clean install so that I can start a fresh.
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB ram
I've just finished a clean installation of Snow Leopard on My MacBook Pro. I've got a cd, called "Applications Install Disc", from which i was supposed to install Iphoto etc. But when i start installing, it says "Installation Failed". It says that an unknown failure has occured. Now i can't install these programs, and it's pretty sad.