Boot Retail Snow Leopard Disk On PC

How To: Boot Your Retail Snow Leopard Disk

How To: Install on AMD

How To: Boot From Snow Leopard Disc

How To: Boot from USB Drive

How To: MPGK Install

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1. Download the Latest “TeknoJunkie Snow Leopard Package” From Here

2. Burn “RETAIL.iso” to a blank CD

3. Boot from the RETAIL.iso

4.When the bootloader ask you for rescan, press ENTER.

5. Go to boot options (f8)

6 Swap the disc with the Snow Leopard Disk

7. Then press ESC to rescan drive. When the name of the DVD appears, press ENTER.

8. It should now be booting from the drive.

9. If you want to add more kext to this CD, you need edited the initrd.dmg of this ISO

32 thoughts on “Boot Retail Snow Leopard Disk On PC”

  1. Great work!! I was able to boot the retail disc by following the instructions above. But alas! Snow Leopard would not install on my HP Lappy … it hangs when trying to install the audio driver…

  2. “You need to shut down your computer by holding power button….” came out when boot by snow leopard DL DVD.

    My PC: Intel DP965LT mainboard, sata DVD-RW, Geforce Nvdia 7600GS, 4GB RAM.

  3. Hi ,
    installing works fine but my leopard efi string is not working,
    Soundcard is seen in system profiler but not available to use.
    When spotlight starts indexing kernel panic

    idea?

  4. Can’t find the retail.iso file. Not even in Snow Leopard Package 1.0.1 in Snow Files as suggested in your reaction to John.

    What do I do wrong? Please help me to locate this retail.iso

  5. Downloaded the TeknoJunkie Snow Leopard Package as mentioned above under ….download the latest…here.

    However it does nit include Snow File>DVD Method>Retail.iso as you say…

  6. hmm, at step 7 The thing exits and tries to boot from the hard drive, wonder if ESC on this mobo is a soft reboot?

    If I could get a rescan it would hopefully work.

  7. I’m trying to open both snowfiles.dmgs and neither will open in poweriso or ultraiso. Iw there a different program I should be using to open these?

  8. Hello and thanks for the good work. As it is, I am an unhappy EFI-X customer, and such a newbi on writing in plist editors ect. Totaly helpless. Is there a chance to find a complete loader for my machine? Below is my hardware:
    Intel Core™ 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz, SocketL GA775, 6MB, 1333Mhz BOXED w/fan,
    Antec Nine Hundred kabinett,
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 P45 (last bios 12)
    D-link N650 wireless
    Corsair Dominator TWIN4X4 8500C5DF 8GB (1066mhz),
    2 x Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB SATA232MB 7200RPM,
    XFX GeForce 9800GT 650M 512MB,
    Sony NEC Optiarc DVD±RW burner AD-7200S
    M-Audio NRV10 FW

    Thanks again

  9. Ok never mind my last comment I figured it out but now I have new problem it reads the installation disk but once I click on mac os x installation disk it displays apple logo for a second then it displays kernel panic please help!!!
    my specs: HP dv6 1030US, Intel Core duo 2, 275 gb, 4gb of ram, 64 bit

  10. Ok never mind my last comment I figured it out but now I have new problem it reads the installation disk but once I click on mac os x installation disk it displays apple logo for a second then it displays kernel panic please help!!!
    my specs: HP dv6 1030US, Intel Core duo 2, 275 gb, 4gb of ram, 64 bit

  11. Please Help Install Snow Leopard on vaio sz 483 n
    i use chameleon rc3 and burn it into cd
    always kernel panic
    i use boot option -v -f -x cpus=1 arch=i386
    i use original snow leopard from apple store

  12. i have a dmg file i downloaded from the net for installing snow leopard and presently i run windows…..can u help me to create a bootable dvd-dl disk for installing it without a pre-installed leopard …… plz help!!!!

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