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Part 1. About Recovery ModeOS X Recovery enables you to restore or reinstall...Full steps
Part 2. Boot into Recovery ModeTurn off your mac and press and hold...Full steps
Part 3. How to Reinstall Mac OS XSelect 'Reinstall macOS' to start...Full steps
Part 4. Recover Data from Mac OS X Download EaseUS data recovery for Mac...Full steps

Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard - Technical Specifications. QuickTime X movie capture. Require 1GB of memory and an additional 3GB of available disk space. A Running Mac OS X (hackintosh or Native) OSx86 Tools Download from Google Code; Step 1. Prepairing USB Thumb Stick: Open Disk Utility from Applications Utilities DiskUtility. If creating Disk for Native Snow Leopard: Erase the disk with “Mac OS X (Journaled)” and the click Erase. If Creating for OSx86/ Hackintosh.

About Snow Leopard Recovery Mode

Pre-installed into Mac, OS X Recovery is a facility provided by Apple computers that enables you to restore or reinstall Mac OS X without using a physical recovery disk. For Mac Snow Leopard, there is also the Snow Leopard recovery that helps you

  • Restore Mac from a Time Machine backup
  • Install or reinstall Mac OS X
  • Check internet connection and get help online using Safari
  • Repair or erase a hard disk or other storage devices with Disk Utility

Mac OS X recovery has two modes: standard and internet-based. The standard OS X recovery mode means working on your own computer, while Mac internet recovery mode refers to working from the Internet.

Mac OS X Internet Recovery

Newer Macs have the ability to start up directly from an Internet-based version OS X Recovery. When the Recovery System on the startup drive isn't available, your Mac will automatically use this feature. If the startup disk is damaged or replaced, Internet OS X recovery mode is very useful and lets you start your Mac directly from Apple's servers. You can perform a quick test of your memory and hard drive to check for hardware issues.

Mac Internet Recovery downloads and starts from a Recovery System image, which provides the same utilities and options as the Recovery System on a startup drive.

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How to Boot into Snow Leopard Recovery Mode

  • Turn on your Mac. Simultaneously press and hold Command and R keys.
  • Release the keys when you see an Apple logo, spinning globe, or other startup screens. If a window pops up and asks you to enter a password, do as required.
  • After your computer finishes starting up, choose the option you want to use from the OS X Utilities menu.

Note: Command R not working? Snow Leopard Recovery mode not working? Try the following methods to reinstall macOS if Recovery won't work.

  • Use Internet Recovery to reinstall macOS on Mac
  • Create a boot drive to install a copy of macOS from
  • Use your Time Machine backup as your start-up drive
  • Create a Recovery partition on an external hard drive

How to Reinstall Mac OS X

Select 'Reinstall macOS' to start reinstalling macOS directly. Follow the instructions on the screen to proceed.

  • If the installer doesn't see your disk, or it says that it can't install on your computer or volume, you might need to erase your disk first.
  • Don't put your Mac to sleep or closing its lid until the installation completes.
  • The specific device model determines whether you can install the latest macOS.

See More: How to Recover Data from Mac OS X

EaseUS data recovery program for Mac provides you with the easiest solution to recover deleted or lost files on Mac (from Mac OS X 10.9 - latest macOS version) by scanning, previewing, and restoring. Read on and see the details.

When Do You Need Data Recovery on Mac OS X

  • Files loss caused by installation or update in Mac OS X
  • File system crash makes the data on Mac inaccessible
  • Virus attack leads to data loss
  • Hardware failure unexpected results in data missing
  • Mistakenly delete some crucial files

It is depressing when experiencing data loss on Mac as the data recovery is rather tricky if you are a Mac user. However, if you turn to a professional Mac data recovery software, things will get very simple. And EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is such a powerful Mac data recovery tool that enables you to recover deleted files on any Mac devices effortlessly.

Overview of EaseUS Mac Data Recovery Tool

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is an advanced and professional file recovery software for Mac devices. It is qualified to salvage, rescue, and recover lost data from hard drive/disk as well as many other storage devices, such as USB drive, SD card, digital camera, pen drive, and more. All the data lost due to file system corruption, hard drive volume deletion or corruption, disk formatting, operating system corruption, erroneous file deletion, and virus infection is recoverable.

The supported file types are DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT(PPT/PPTX ), PDF document, photos, videos, music, emails, archives, etc..

How to Recover Data from Mac OS X with EaseUS Data Recovery Software

Step 1. Select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the 'Scan' button.

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Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click the 'Recover' button to have them back.

Snow Leopard Recovery Mode FAQs

1. Does Snow Leopard have recovery mode?

Yes, you can enter Snow Leopard recovery by restarting your Mac and holding down the Command and R keys at startup. Hold these keys until the Apple logo appears. If you succeed, you will see a desktop with an OS X menu bar and an OS X Utilities window on your screen.

2. How long does it take to install Snow Leopard?

The Snow Leopard installation can take 45 minutes to an hour. This does not include the time to restore your Time Machine backup (depending on how much data there).

3. How do I do a clean install of Snow Leopard?

Boot from the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD, and from the 'OS X Utilities' menu, choose 'Disk utility'. From there you can reformat your hard disk. After this, you can choose Re-install OS X and perform a clean install.

4. How do I reinstall Snow Leopard without a disk?

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You can reinstall Snow Leopard without a disk in three steps: first is creating the partition in Disk Utility, then copying the installation media; at last, booting into the installer.

Steps to copy the installation media and boot into reinstaller:

  • Open Disk Utility, and drag the Snow Leopard . dmg installer into the pane on the left.
  • Select the Snow Leopard .dmg, and click the 'Restore' tab.
  • Drag the Snow Leopard .dmg into the 'Source' field, then drag your newly created 'Snow Leopard Installer' partition into the 'Destination' field.
  • Make sure 'Erase Destination' is checked. Then, click the 'Restore' button to proceed.
  • Once you have set up Snow Leopard Installer partition, restart your computer and hold the 'Option' (or alt) key at bootup and select 'Snow Leopard Installer' from the list. The Snow Leopard Installer should successfully boot up and you can upgrade to Snow Leopard!
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How can I achieve this from either macOS Catalina or Windows 10? I can't seem to find a guide online. I've downloaded Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD from the Internet Archive. Keep in mind that this is an .iso file, not .dmg.

I don't need a full step-by-step guide, just need to know how to format the drive (MBR/GPT?) and how to copy the .iso file to it.


Below are two methods. The first method, which involves the Disk Utility application, failed to work when tested using macOS Catalina 10.15.7 on an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013) 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5. User John Mark Harrell's answer confirms this is also true when using Big Sur on an unspecified Mac. So the OP should probably try the second method involving the use of the dd command.

Using the Disk Utility Applicaton

Mac Os X Snow Leopard Disc

This was tested using an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 with MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 installed. The flash drive needs to be at least 8 GB in size. The Snow Leopard ISO file was the same as discussed in this answer, which should be the same ISO you have linked to in your question.

  1. Use the Finder application to mount the Snow Leopard ISO file.

  2. Use the Disk Utility application to erase the flash drive, as shown below. I chose the default name Untitled. Finally, click on the Erase button.

  3. Highlight the name Untitled, then click on the Restore button on the top of the Disk Utility application window. In the popup window, select restore from Mac OS X Install DVD, as shown below. Finally, click on the Restore button in the popup window.

Using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

Note: This flashdrive will be using the Apple Partition Map scheme. This differs from the flash drive created using the Disk Utility, which used the Master Boot Record scheme. In other words, there is more than one way to create a USB flash drive installer from a Snow Leopard ISO file.

The steps below are for OS X and macOS.

  1. Use the command given below to determine the identifier for the flash drive.

  2. Enter the commands given below to create the USB flash drive installer. Here, an assumption is made that the ISO file name is snow leopard install.iso and the file resides in your Downloads folder. Also, an assumption is made that the identifier is disk2. If necessary, make the appropriate substitutions.

The steps below are for Linux.

  1. Use the command given below to determine the name for the flash drive.

  2. Enter the command given below to determine if any volumes on the flash drive are mounted. If there are mounted volumes, then use the sudo unmount command to unmount them before proceeding. Here, an assumption is made that the name for the flash drive is sdb. If necessary, make the appropriate substitutions in the rest of the steps.

  3. Enter the command given below to create the USB flash drive installer. Here, an assumption is made that the ISO file name is snow leopard install.iso and the file resides in your Downloads folder. If necessary, make the appropriate substitutions.

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I couldn't find a method that worked as Disk Utility doesn't cooperate with OS 10.6 .dmg or .iso files, the instructions above might work on older versions of macOS, but I couldn't get it to work on Big Sur. But then I discovered that the same method I've been using to create bootable linux thumb drives works with the 10.6 .iso AND .dmg (depending on which one you have), and it's way easier and works on any operating system (mac/windows/linux).

  1. download balenaEtcher -
  2. Install and run, choose your .iso/.dmg file. A warning will pop up about how it's missing a partition table (the same reason DiskUtility refuses to flash it), but you can simply click continue. Then select your USB drive and flash.
  3. Wait for the process to finish and you're done, super easy. I had no issues booting into the installer on my old 2008 MacBook (for those who don't know how, just plug in your USB stick and restart your Mac while holding the option key).

Be sure to use a standard installation DVD .dmg or .iso, some of these are copied from the 'grey' disk, which means they're attached to a specific machine and won't allow you to install even though you can still boot into it successfully.

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