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Snow Leopard (10.6.2) fails on Inspiron 1545

Jon Hayden

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I've been following Doriean's tutorial here:




However, after I select the language, I get a popup that says I can't install on this computer. It gives me 2 selections to either recover from backup or reboot. If I reboot, I'm back to the beginning. If I choose to recover I'm at least able to go in to the disk utility and partition the drive as described. But once I'm done using the disk utility, I don't know what to do because I was never given the "continue" option. Is there a way to install from this point?


Thanks for any tips you can give me. This is my first attempt at trying this.



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I would bet it is because you're booting with the -x flag (for safe boot). In which case you can only install from an image file. You will have to remove -x to install from a retail copy of SL....


Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure how to remove the -x. What I was able to do was press "q" after the SLBoot 132 disk booted up and after I put in the retail disk. That gave me a "boot:" prompt and from there I typed a "-v" for verbose and no other options so I don't think it's using a -x.

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Okay I did some searching and it might be due to the fact that I'm using my Snow Leopard CD from my macbook. I didn't realize a retail version is different from the version that comes with my macbook. I ordered 10.6.3 for $29 from Amazon and I'll try that and see if that might be the cause.

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