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    Upgrade MBP to Snow Leopord with external USB HD?
    I've been told it's not possible to use a USB drive to boot from and I've read that it can be done on a few different websites. I have the .dmg Snow Leopard file on the external USB HD and want to upgrade my MBP. Can I do this and if so, what do I need to do first to prepare for it (partitioning and such). I've never done anything like this so speak to me like a child!

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    Where did the DMG of Snow Leopard come from?

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    Pulled from the DVD using another computer. My DVD drive is not working on my MBP and I was hoping to find a way to upgrade without it. Every time I try to put a DVD in, it sounds like it is trying to read it but eventually just spits it out over and over. What does that have to do with being able to use it from the hard drive? Does it need to be pulled from the DVD in a certain way?

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    Why did you ask me a question if you weren't going to respond or help?

    Gotta love mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JhankG View Post
    Why did you ask me a question if you weren't going to respond or help?

    Gotta love mods.
    >_>"

    Google is your friend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JhankG View Post
    Why did you ask me a question if you weren't going to respond or help?

    Gotta love mods.

    Mods have lives also. I asked a question to get it started and knew someone else would answer based on your answer which they did.

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    Google could have helped you on this one. It's good search before posting.

    Install OS X Snow Leopard from a USB flash drive

    Looks like Crimson beat me to it.

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    Just to be sure, this is an Intel Mac correct? It's older G4 Macs that will not boot from USB. Never tried a USB boot on my Intel Mac but I read about it all the time.

    And another reason for asking is Snow Leopard only will install on an Intel Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Just to be sure, this is an Intel Mac correct? It's older G4 Macs that will not boot from USB. Never tried a USB boot on my Intel Mac but I read about it all the time.
    Is it sad that I can boot from my iPod if my machine ever did crash? >_>"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Is it sad that I can boot from my iPod if my machine ever did crash? >_>"
    That is very cool actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Mods have lives also. I asked a question to get it started and knew someone else would answer based on your answer which they did.
    If you're going to basically accuse me of illegally downloading the copy of Snow Leopard, the least you could do is wait the two minutes it took for me to respond to your "question"..

    Anyway, I did find something that broke it down step by step for me and have updated now. Thanks for the helps folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JhankG View Post
    If you're going to basically accuse me of illegally downloading the copy of Snow Leopard, the least you could do is wait the two minutes it took for me to respond to your "question"..

    Anyway, I did find something that broke it down step by step for me and have updated now. Thanks for the helps folks.
    I don't think he accused you of anything. He just asked a question. There is no need to get upset when he was just trying to help.
    Use the reputation system

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    It was a general question. We DO get a lot of people here who never read the rules and do ask about pirating OSX though.

    Glad you got it working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JhankG View Post
    If you're going to basically accuse me of illegally downloading the copy of Snow Leopard. . .
    What? Where did you get that from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JhankG View Post
    If you're going to basically accuse me of illegally downloading the copy of Snow Leopard...
    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    What? Where did you get that from?
    I'm guessing from this:

    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Where did the DMG of Snow Leopard come from?
    You know how people like to jump to conclusions and make things darker or dirtier than it needs to be. >_>"
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