OS X :: Broken Installer (Snow Leopard)?

Oct 3, 2009

Ever Since I updated to Snow Leopard, I haven't been able to run software update nor install anything via the Installer app. The installer never gets past the "Accept/Decline" window. Once I click "Accept, it'll just bump me back to the initial installation window. I tried updating the OS with 10.6.1, downloaded from the Apple site, and the Installer won't run!! Disk Repairs, nor maintenance scripts, neither zapping the RAM did anything

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Installer Won't Launch?

Sep 13, 2010

i have a 27 inch iMac. I'd like to reinstall Mac OS X SL from scratch. I do have the disks that came with the mac, but they got scratched really bad so whenever I put them in, restart the mac and start installing the system after formatting the HDD the installer gives me an error saying, that the system could not be installed. The disks are scratched really bad.

So I went out and got the Snow Leopard upgrade DVD, put it in, restarted, but I can't pass the Apple logo, I don't even get to the spinning wheel under the logo, it just freezes and the optical drive stops (I hear it stop).I've tried pressing "c" while restarting, but nothing works. I've even tried downloading Snow Leopard from torrents and installing from a usb drive - same thing happens.Does anyone know how to fix that?

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Mac Pro :: Can Still Use Snow Leopard Boxed Installer

Oct 6, 2010

The first thing I do when I get a Mac is wipe the hard drive and do a fresh install (so I can customize). With my new Mid-2010 Hex, I used the included System disc to do the install.

But I'm wondering...am I able to use my boxed "universal" Snowleopard installer for the new Mac?

I'm trying to troubleshoot the display problem I'm having (random hits of static) and might try a fresh install from the boxed installer this time.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard (Installer Crashes Repeatedly)

Jun 13, 2009

I just downloaded the 10a380 build of snow leopard, and burned it using disk utility to a DL DVD. The burn completed successfully and the computer recognizes it. Every time I click on Install, it opens the installer and I press continue.. it says "Finding Disks" with a blue progression bar for about 30 seconds, and then exits the installer. I even rebooted the computer, holding down option, and when it gets to the screen with different partitions, the disk ejects itself. I have bootcamp with windows 7 installed if that makes any sort of difference.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Installer Cannot See System Drive

Aug 28, 2009

Sounds like people are enjoying Snow Leopard. I would love to join them, but the installer can't see my system drive! Disk Utility doesn't see it either. The only possible issue is that my system drive is an SSD, but it would be impressive if Apple managed to make their OS incompatible with a drive with a perfectly standard interface. Anybody else managed to get Snow Leopard installed on an SSD, whether one that came with their system or one they installed themselves?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Verify The Integrity Of USB Installer?

Feb 13, 2012

I decided to create a USB installer of Snow Leopard from my OSX Install DVD that were bundled in my MacBook Pro. I was wondering if disk utility verifies my USB disk image to compare it to the OSX SL install DVD and verify that the installer's DVD image matches the one in the USB? If the process was sucessful, does this mean that there were no problems creating the image? 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8), i5 2.5,4GB, 500GB HDD, nVidia 330m

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Boot From Snow Leopard Installer DVD

Jun 23, 2012

I got a used MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz 17" (Mid-2010 - MC024LL/A - MacBookPro6,1 - A1297) running Lion only. 

I want to put Snow Leopard on one of the partitions, because I still need to use Rosetta from time to time.  The computer didn't come with any installer disks... "no problem," I thought, because I own a Snow Leopard installer DVD (which says "Version 10.6" on it). 

But it won't boot from that DVD.   The Apple logo stayed on the screen for seven minutes before I gave up. 

Is that because this computer requires a later version of Snow Leopard? 

What are my options for getting Snow Leopard onto this thing? 

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OS X V10.4 :: Applications In Installer Package Broken / Won't Download

Jun 22, 2012

Some of my applications that came with OS X 10.4.11 have become damaged. I have tried two ways of replacing them from the 10.4.11 Combo installer package downloaded from Apple.I removed the faulty ones from my Applications folder and then ran the installer. None of the applications were downloaded into my Applications folder.I used Pacifist to look into the installer package. In the Applications folder within the package, all (or most) of the applications had the generic icon that shows that an application is broken or incomplete, and when I extracted two of them by means of Pacifist, they retained that icon and did not work.And, more importantly, how I can obtain working versions of iCal and Address Book?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Software Installer Update 1.0 Failing?

Apr 6, 2012

I have a Mac Mini/Snow Leopard 10.6.8 10K549.  I am trying to run Software Update and it is failing to install the Software Installer Update 1.0. I have run Disk repair and Repair Permissions including booting standalone CD and downloading the update - but just keep getting "An Error has occurred".

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: 'installer Could Not Copy Necessary Support Files'

May 12, 2012

Please give me a solution for this failed massage" installer could not copy the necessary support files " when i try to reinstall the mac osx i had this problem what can i do please help me

help me soon

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: System Installer Cannot Find Backup Volumes On TC

Mar 24, 2012

The disk on one of our iMacs has failed, so I am seeking to replace it with a new drive and then restore from the current Time Machine backups stored on our Time Capsule. My plan was to attach the replacement drive to the iMac via a USB enclosure, format it, and recover the volume and once that is complete, replace the disk. The problem however is that the OS X installer's Restore System From Backups option does not display the correct backup volume. The Select A Backup Source displays only "Data" on network "tc" under the list of backup volumes.

Clicking on Connect to Remote DIsk brings up the authentication dialog, and I enter the correct credentials, but the volume list does not change, and the Continue button remains grayed-out.The syslog data from the Time Capsule confirms successful afp connections, and df confirms that the Data volume is being mounted from the TC.We have three Macs running 10.6.8, all writing their Time Machine backups to a Time Capsule running 7.6.1. Each computer has its own Time Capsule login ID, and all Time Machine backups have been working properly (new backups are being created and can recover files).

Using the Finder to examine the volumes on the Time Capsule, I can see that each computer has an empty Data volume and another volume with the computer's name which contains the sparse bundle that Time Machine is writing to. It looks like the issue is that the Installer is only looking for the Data volume and not showing the other volumes. Is there a super secret keyboard sequence I need to issue to get it to show the other volumes?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac :: Unable To Install Snow Leopard / Installer Can't Extract Files From The Package

Sep 20, 2009

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.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - DNS Broken After Sleep?

Aug 31, 2009

Late 2008 MacBook, online via WiFi. Since upgrading to 10.6, about 50% of the time I wake the lappy, apps cannot resolve hostnames. Ping by IP and dig to resolve names works on the command line. However, no apps can get DNS. Safari and Firefox report "offline" mode. Anyone else see this? A reboot is the only fix I've found, and that's a pain.

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OS X :: SSH Broken After Snow Leopard Upgrade

Sep 8, 2009

Ok ever since the SL upgrade I cant ssh to my machine. I can't even ssh to it locally. I use ssh in order to work around the screen sharing without mobile me subscription. Ssh does not accept my password and after 3 failed attempts it quits. I've done ssh-keygen, sudo ssh... and even tried the full path /usr/bin/ssh (which I believed worked once) but I may have been hallucinating from all the madness. Here's the verbose logging...I'm afraid to muck with the ssh config files...Why would this all of a sudden stop working?


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MacBook Pro :: Fan Control 1.1 (1.2) Broken Under Snow Leopard?

Aug 28, 2009

Apologies if this is known, and yes I searched and could not find anything about this issue. And no I am not referring to smcfancontrol, but Fan Control. Is it working or not working for anyone else under Snow Leopard? This is on a Jan/09 UBMP 17. I upgraded to Snow leopard, found that the pref pane was not working, uninstalled it, reset the SMC, rebooted and reinstalled. Still not working.

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Applications :: Snow Leopard Broken Handbrake

Sep 15, 2009

Since installing Vista... sorry, I mean Snow Leopard, Handbrake has stopped working. It opens but the moment I click on the DVD I want it to import it crashes and displays a massive report.

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OS X :: Getting Info And Snow Leopard Either Bugged Or Broken

Sep 19, 2009

Wanted to get the file size for all the files in a folder. Common sense would lead someone to believe that if that have 40 things selected and you ask for the info on them, it would give you all the info in one thing (ie total size, file types etc) but 10.6 is just being stupid about it: are there any other ways (or patchs) to stop this from happening?

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OS X :: Safari + Snow Leopard - Broken Tabs?

Oct 17, 2009

I use Firefox as my main browser, but I'll occasionally use Safari. I'm running Snow Leopard and this tab UI bug just started happening in Sarafi. Here is a screenshot: I've deleted Safari using AppCleaner and reinstalled from the Snow Leopard install disk, but it did not fix the problem. Its not a huge deal since I rarely use Safari, just wondering if anyone else has experience this? It happens if I click a link on a page and "open in new tab"

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OS X :: Install Snow Leopard With Broken Optical Drive In MBP?

Sep 27, 2010

So my optical drive in my MBP will read single layer DVDs but not dual layers. I am currently running 10.5 and my end goal is to have 10.6 (snow leopard) on my MBP with a clean install. Problem is, my purchased copy of 10.6 can't be read by my MBP. Here is my thought process: 1st Option: Use the Remote Install OSX application to use another drive on my network. So I boot up the program on other macs in my house, restart my MBP while holding down the option key. Yet, my airport network never shows up on the white apple loading screen (just Macintosh HD). So I can't get the remote drive stuff to work.

2nd Option: Use an external HDD. Problem is is that I didn't know you have to have a blank partition for this. I have a 1TB WD External HDD with 18gigs free, but in order to make a partition, I would have to erase the drive first (am I correct on this?) I can't lose this data, and I don't have another external HDD. So is my only other HDD option to buy like a USB 16gig thumb drive (or really really cheap external), partition it with snow leopard dmg on it, and install with that?

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Applications :: Neo Office 3.01 / Blogo Broken In Snow Leopard

Aug 30, 2009

Just to let everyone know. No dice with these working at all.

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OS X :: Installing Snow Leopard On Macbook With Broken Display

Sep 1, 2009

Alright first of all, Hello to you all, I've been reading this forum for a couple of month even though this is my first intervention and i need a tip. Alright my situation is the following: I have:

-Macbook Pro Unibody
-Macbook C2D
-Snow leopard Disc x2
-Snow leopard image I cloned to a hard drive partition.

The situation is I have bought two licenses for Snow leopard because i have two macs. The macbook pro is the computer i use everyday and is fully functional. The macbook however took a big drop about a year ago and the display was totally broke along with the DVD and the hard drive. I retrieved an old HDD i had with leopard installed and put it in the macbook along with an external display and i now use this computer as a media center. The problem is i want to install snow leopard on it. The DVD drive is broken hence the reason i made a disc image and i wanted to install from the disc image. SO i restart the macbook with the alt key and as expected, the image from the usb drive is detected and i launch the install. The problem comes from the fact that when the installation starts, the external display is set as secondary display and i cant control the installation which is displayed wont eh broken display. Is there a way to remotely install SL or to set the external display as only display at boot through holding a bunch of keys?

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OS X :: Google Street View BROKEN Under Snow Leopard

Sep 4, 2009

When I attempt to access Street View under Snow Leopard (by dragging the little "person" icon to a street), instead of getting a photo of the street, I get a black screen. No photo at all. If I then click Street View's full screen icon, I finally get a photo but the navigation bars are no longer overlaid on the screen. And you can't "grab" the photo with the mouse pointer to change your perspective view (can't look up, down or to either side). Further, the navigation icons in the upper left corner don't work either. You're simply stuck with the single view photo that comes up at first.

I had already installed the latest Flash version ( before I ever tired Street View. Maybe that's the problem? Snow Leopard shipped with an older version of Flash ( and maybe Apple did that for a reason? I had also already installed Apple's most recent update for JAVA before trying Street View. On Apple's support forum and Google's help forum, I've found about 5 other people that are reporting the problem too. One guy said he was having the same problem and then it magically went away on its own? But I'm sure 99.9% of the folks that have already installed Snow Leopard simply haven't gone to try Street View yet. I bet it's broken for a LOT of people.

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Mac Pro :: Random Crashes And Reboots - Snow Leopard Broken

Sep 8, 2009

Installed Snow Leopard on my 1st gen Mac Pro and had nothing but trouble: random crashes and re-boots that have gotten so bad that now it crashes during boot up. Part way through the spinny wheel you get after the boot-up Apple logo either half the screen goes orange (!) and it crashes, or the centre of the screen corrupts and it crashes or I get the multi-lingual grey screen of death. Same happens if I boot from the Snow Leopard DVD. Pretty unhappy as you can imagine: can anyone suggest anything? I've tried re-seating the graphics card , blowing out the dust and I've rotated all the memory: makes no difference.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Replace Broken 10.6.4 Install Disk?

May 30, 2012

I have cracked my OS X 10.6.4 install disk, (which, it seems to mean that my iLife application disk wont work either). Is there any way to get a replacement? I don't always live near internet access, so Lion isn't really an option.

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MacBook Pro :: Snow Leopard - When DVD Drive Is Broken And It Won't Start?

Jun 20, 2012

How can I get snow Leopard onto my MacBook Pro, when my DVD drive is broken and my MacBook won't start?

Mac OS X (10.6)

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MacBook :: How To Upgrade To Snow Leopard With Broken CD Drive

Jun 2, 2014

I recently bought the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 cd and was looking forward to the upgrade. I forgot my cd drive is broken. How can I get around this? I tried zipping the file on a friends computer and unzipping on my computer (so I could fit the software on a thumb drive). Not successful.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Broken disc drive.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Option To Change Modifier Keys Broken

Aug 30, 2009

I just installed Snow Leopard and the Modifier Key option no longer works. i.e. I can't switch the CTRL and COMMAND keys. The option dialog still pops up, but the keys don't actually switch. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a work around or a preference file I can change manually?

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OS X :: Broken Optical Drive / Remote Install Snow Leopard

Aug 31, 2009

My macbook's optical drive doesn't work so I was hoping to find a way to remotely install Snow Leopard. I've got the most recent Leopard update. I could really use that extra six gigs!

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OS X :: Parental Control Time Limits Broken In Snow Leopard?

Sep 20, 2009

I have a (managed) user account set up for my 6 year old son with time limits. I limit him to 30 minutes M-F and 60 minutes Sat & Sun. Ever since I upgraded to Snow Leopard the time limits don't seem to be functioning e.g. it doesn't tell him his time is almost up and it doesn't cut off his usage. I've even gone so far as to blow away his user and set up a new one and it doesn't seem to have helped. It still doesn't recognize time limits.

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MacBook :: Install Snow Leopard With Broken Combo Drive

May 16, 2010

I've been searching but I can't find anywhere where my specific problem is answered. Short version: Does Remote Disc work in Tiger (10.4.11)? Long version: I have the following:

Macbook running 10.4.11; busted DVD drive
PC running Win7 w/ Firewire port
Snow Leopard install disc

I'd like to get Remote Disc running on my laptop and install over the network (using my Win7 PC). I've done the terminal hack which is supposed to enable Remote Disc on MacBooks. However, Remote disc doesn't show up in my finder (not sure that 10.4.11 has a place for it to show). Does Remote disc work with Tiger-Macbooks? Or do you need Leopard? If Remote Disc won't work, can a Win7 PC install Snow Leopard via firewire to a Mac? If possible, I'd like to avoid buying an external DVD drive, as it appears Remote Disc will work in Snow Leopard. Don't have a firewire cable on me but I could buy one -- just want to be sure it will work before I waste the money.

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