In any case, since yours can't go higher than Snow Leopard, you're fine - just include the disks if you sell it. I went back to Disk Utility and mounted the 10. The installer should show up in your Applications folder. They are Kext Utility and Kext Helper b7. If you need help using your disk to restore your Mac, Apple has a helpful page in its. While still booted to the 10.
I have an iMac, 2. He writes: Over the holidays I took your advice to by offering my services to my sister. It gave detailed instructions as to how to do this, but I noticed that the menu bar at the top of the screen was now active. I have a pretty old laptop that I'd like to get Snow Leopard running on. Step 5 Apply any updates to the operating system on your recovery disk once your Snow Leopard installation is complete.
If I boot the installer in verbose mode, it gets right past the part where it kernel panics after installation just fine. Their goals were a little different make it work on a computer without a hard drive but I still wonder if it could be done with 10. Please take a look at the verbose mode image I have attached. It is the primary operating system for Apples Mac family of computers. The results may not be reliable and, in some cases, it will not work at all unless the two machines have the exact same build. They are invaluable when there is a problem with the computer and you need to run diagnostics.
The menu items at the top of the screen were greyed out and I could not run Disk Utility. Drag the new boot device from the list on the left to the Destination field. So this problem is solved. I was able to select Utilities and then Disk Utility. This could possible work with SuperDuper but didn't try. The following is kind of long, but may be useful to someone else having problems repairing the internal drive. Hope my disk isn't getting flakey! Rindi's comments are just wrong.
Guess the new owner can buy the upgrade and re-install it. I'm hoping that my disk problem was the cause of these problems with Time Machine. For the purposes of this guide, name it Snow Leopard. This should make it appear in the Source box on the right. I decided to use Hazard's 10.
I heard you can make bootable images with SuperDuper. The update will install the 10. Use , which has a 15-day trial period and works flawlessly. You should boot from either the install disk or a recent bootable clone created from that same Mac, not a different machine. The second i think is more hard. Browse other questions tagged or.
Step 1 Choose the medium you want to use for your recovery disk. I've never done it from Windows because I just do it the easier way, so I don't know if you'll even be successful. Just need time to read them. You can find a group of Mac users near you by visiting. Did you do it that way? That means no driving to the store, no waiting for a package to be delivered, and no lines! It looked a bit intimidating. It will do a backup when you tell it to and then it will give you a time for the next backup, but it never does the next backup and I stopped it from sleeping per some suggestions here and that didn't make any difference and I have been sitting at the computer using it as the scheduled time goes by and no back-up.
You can divide your disc into maximum 16 partitions. Or you could save yourself the frustration and create your own Lion boot device that, technically, would be able to install Lion on any compatible Mac. It would be nice to have one external hard drive that I could use as a bootable disk with disk repair utilities and also use it to back-up and store files. When finished, select Startup Disk on the top menu and you can change the boot disk back to the internal drive. I still have the file in my download folder. I probably can't sell this iMac as it has a 32 bit processor, Intel Core Duo and can't be upgraded past Snow Leopard. After I sent this, I wasn't sure how to reset the boot order.
After youve done this, click the Erase button. Select the Network Startup icon if you want to boot from a System folder on your local network; typically, such a folder is created by your network administrator. Creating the bootable stick using SuperDuper proved to be the perfect way to do it because it worked each of the 4 times I tested it. The Mac Startup Disk pane within System Preferences. My Time Machine hasn't been doing automatic backups.
You should be able to adjust the install to leave off some parts of languages and such, not too sure on that. Restart her Mac and hold down the Option key when the Mac shows signs of life. This computer is about seven years old and I guess I could be seeing the end of life on this disk. Now drag the mounted key drive to the Destination field. In couple of days I am going to do the reinstall so I will know if it really worked. If you can get that far and it gets stuck, can you share some of what it says, especially anything near the end or anything that looks suspicious like it may have gotten stuck there? Thanks Old Toad and Kappy for your help.