Sunday, February 7, 2010

Problems Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.2 on MSI Wind / Advent 4211

My previous effort at installing Snow Leopard 10.6.2 on MSI Wind / Advent 4211was a bad failure :(, fortunately someone is way better at these things than me.

As already explained I had previously bought a copy (off Apple as it happens) of Snow Leopard, and then I found this forum post.

First I installed on 8Gb SD card, and works well if slowly... also not much space free!

Then I had a go with the internal HD, but KP everytime. Hmmmmm.

Got another HD in an external SATA to USB case. The install failed, but thats the drive that had my failed effort. I re-formatted... same problem.

This HD was formatted GUID / GPT, so I used Disk utility to change the format type to MBR. I had to do this before, so I write about it here.

This time, all was good, and the HD in the SATA to USB case works great.

So now to see if I can make this work for the internal HD.

Yep, changed the format from MBR to GUID/GPT and seems to work OK.

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