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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 21, 2010
    Can't install SL - missing files?
    In my Macbook from the summer of 2008, my HD got broken, so I had to buy a new one. I replaced it with a WD Scorpio 320GB, and I thought that should be it. Just install and live my normal life. Well, beep - I was wrong

    Starting the installation goes perfectly well, but like after 10% it stops, and says it cant complete the installation because I am missing some support files? What files do they mean?

    Do I need to use my Leopard CDs? I thought my Snow Leopard CD would do the job quite good :S Or is my Macbook totally screwed?

    Thanks for any help!

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Any chance your SL is simply an upgrade disc?

    Did you partition the drive, even if only one single partition, and select GUID under Option in Partition > Disk Utility?

    Keep us posted.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    May 21, 2010
    Thank you! =)

    Maybe its an update-cd, I really don't know. But I have used it before when formatting.

    I had to erase the disk for Mac OS Extended before I could go on with the installation. I do not remember choosing any GUID :S

    PS. English is not my best language.. Just as you know

  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 21, 2010
    Well, hehe.. Problem solved..!

    After hours and hours of trying and failing, I decided to test another cd. I should have done this in the first place!
    It work'd, fml

    Anyway, its great to have my Mac back again!

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