Thanks though I am not that new to Linux through having used Mint Rebecca and Qiana in both Cinnamon and XFCE formats dual booted, even treble booted on a windows desktop also running win 7 of which I never went near for a year to be horrified at the updates when I finally did log in. What I have not done was what I have been trying to do on a Macbook with a knackered cd drive to replace or maybe dual boot with snow leopard to use Linux online and snow leopard for my apps one of which I cannot do without given the learning curve for Gimp is far too steep for me and yes, I have given it a good go.
But if not dual boot just install Linux complete and run SL and my apps via an external drive of which is what I am sort of doing now given reinstalling on another drive from a Time Machine backup killed my Photoshop installation - a problem with Adobe I understand, but I have the original installation on an external drive to be using it that way. So, what have I done, well I have for now bought and already installed bootable Ubuntu But I will be surprised if Linux does not work to reasonable satisfaction on this 10 year old Macbook given the Linux boast of reviving old hardware.
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An iMac That Won't Boot from a Mac Startup Disc
Please log in to reply. Posted 04 April - AM Three possible ways.
If it runs then use UnetBootin for a Mac. Posted 04 April - AM Thanks , though I have to say, of your links the only one I have not tried is the command line of which I have been avoiding where of the other two, neither work for Unetbootin to not be able to find my USB and Etcher doesn't work with my version of OSX. Posted 04 April - PM Do you have a library that has access to the internet and the ability to download? Local time: PM. Let me in Proud Linux user and dual booter. Proud Vivaldi user.
How to Perform a Clean Install of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6
Site Changelog. Keep in mind that when you do this you may need to reinstall some programs since a clean install may break some application dependency links to system files. Topher has been an avid Mac user for the past years, and has been a contributing author to MacFixIt for just over a year now. One of his diehard passions has been troubleshooting Mac problems and making the best use of Macs and Apple hardware both for family and friends, as well as in the workplace. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Don't show this again. Computers Snow Leopard cannot be installed on Macintosh HD the disk "cannot be used to start up your computer" When trying to install Snow Leopard, some people are having a problem where the installer will not recognize the current boot drive as a valid destination for Snow Leopard.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies
Instead, it will display the drive with a yellow triangle on it, indicating som By Topher Kessler. Apple discussion poster " redpola " writes: "I closed all my apps.
Fixes: 1. Run drive checks. Repartition the drive. Then launch "Disk Utility" from the "Utilities" menu and perform the following steps: Select your boot device the device above the boot volume name , and select the "Partition" tab. Resize the partition by selecting the volume name in the rectangular volume representation and drag the bottom-right corner of it to change its size. Click "Apply" to change the partition's size. Revert the change by dragging the same resizing corner back to the bottom, and click "apply.
How to Boot Snow Leopard from a DVD-ROM - dummies
Workarounds: 1. Format and install. When the installer loads, select your language and then launch "Disk Utility" from the "Utilities" menu and perform the following steps: Select your boot device the device above the boot volume name , and select the "Partition" tab. Select "1 partition" from the drop-down menu, and then give the partition a name and format it as "Mac OS Extended Journaled. Click the "options" button and select "GUID" for the partition table. Close this window and click "Apply" to repartition the table.
Close "Disk Utility" and continue with the Snow Leopard installation.