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Is it possible to install Snow Leopard on Dell laptop by booting with iBoot burned to a CD, but then use Snow Leopard stored on a USB key?
 

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Is it possible to install Snow Leopard on Dell laptop by booting with iBoot burned to a CD, but then use Snow Leopard stored on a USB key?
How would you get Snow Leopard onto a USB flash drive ?
 

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Is it possible to install Snow Leopard on Dell laptop by booting with iBoot burned to a CD, but then use Snow Leopard stored on a USB key?
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With Disk Utility. When I purchased a used MacBook years back, I created a USB backup. The MacBook has since crapped out, for the most. I moved onto Windows and some Linux, but I want to dabble with macOS again.

Worst case I just buy the disk through Apple's site. I was just curious if it's possible to use 2 different mediums to get the end results.
 

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I was just curious if it's possible to use 2 different mediums to get the end results.
Use your CD/DVD drive and follow the standard method in the Snow Leopard install guide which uses the SL DVD along with the iBoot CD.
 
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Use your CD/DVD drive and follow the standard method in the Snow Leopard install guide which uses the SL DVD along with the iBoot CD.
I would, but like I said... the files have been on a USB key for a few years. In order to use the standard method, I'd have to somehow create a DL-DVD from the files off the USB; all on a Windows 10 laptop.

I have searched and searched for a method to use iBoot, then a USB. My Dell only sees the USB as a "diskette drive". Reason why I asked here on this particular forum.
 

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somehow create a DL-DVD from the files off the USB
How did you originally get Snow Leopard to copy it to the USB drive ?
 
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Years back, I followed an article similar to THIS.

Maybe that process didn't work, I don't know because I never tried it. Maybe I just wasted a USB key for no reason for many years.

So I'm guessing my original question, hence for posting on here, will not actually be answered.
 

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That USB only boots on an Apple Mac. Why would it work on a PC ? Use the retail DVD. Stop wasting your time with the USB approach.
 
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