Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Build 10A432 Golden Master [Mediafire]
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Build 10A432 Golden Master | 6.5 GB
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People familiar with Apple's upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system are corroborating reports this week that the software has achieved Golden Master status, adding some additional insight on various enhancements and changes that users will notice during the installation process when compared to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Build 10A432 reportedly went GM a bit earlier this week and is currently on its way to manufacturing, where it will pressed onto optical media ahead of a formal availability date next month. The GM build also began making its way into the hands of some Apple Care support representatives and Apple Technicians on Wednesday.
Some of the changes and enhancements to the Snow Leopard installation process are as follows:
* Although Rosetta and Quicktime 7 are both included on the Mac OS X 10.6 installation DVD, both are designated as optional installs by default. However, if Mac OS X 10.6 is being installed on a Mac that contains a registration key for Quicktime 7 Pro, the installer will install Quicktime 7 automatically.
* Options to "Erase and Install" and "Archive and Install" are no longer present in the Mac OS X 10.6 installer. According to those familiar with the software, this was done for convenience, so that users do not accidentally erase and install their Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard partitions. However, "Erase and Install" remains available through Disk Utility, which is also included on the installation DVD.
* If you need to reinstall 10.6, it automatically archives and installs for you.
* A reinstallation will not affect your Mac OS X version number. In other words, reinstallation of Mac OS X 10.6 on a Mac that contains Mac OS X 10.6.1 (when it becomes available) will not overwrite any new components delivered by 10.6.1. So when the re-install is complete, you will still be running Mac OS X 10.6.1. This will save users considerable time.
* There is no "Previous System" folder at the root level after reinstalling.
* If a power outage occurs, installation will pick up from where it left off.
* To prevent the Blue Screen error that plagued some users when upgrading to Mac OS X 10.5, a software compatibility check is included that has a list of known "bad" apps, and disables them. Those programs are moved to an "Incompatible Software" folder.
* Unlike Mac OS X 10.5, you cannot install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on computers where the hard drive reports a S.M.A.R.T. failure.
* Installation initially triggers a large chunk of data to be copied from the installation DVD to the user's primary hard drive. The bulk of the installation is then managed from the hard drive, speeding up the installation process considerably. After a successful installation, that large chunk of data is automatically removed.
A. Install Snow Leopard using hard disk partitions:
Three hard disk partitions internal or external (you could use 2 but 3 recommended)
Hard disk partitions setup:
Partition 1 - download Snow Leopard disk image here
Partition 2 - restore disk image onto this partition
Partition 3 - partition to install Snow Leopard on*
(Partition 3 is optional, you can install onto Partition 1 if you only have 2 partitions)
1. Boot off partition 1, using Disk Utility, restore the Snow Leopard DVD Disk Image onto partition 2
2. Boot off partition 2 and install Snow Leopard onto partition 3
OR if you only have 2 partitions:
2. Boot off partition 2 and install Snow Leopard onto partition 1
Note: Use System Preferences : Startup Disk to pick startup volume
B. Burn bootable DVD for installation:
1. A DVD drive capable of burning double-layer DVDs
****Here's how to check to see if you have such a drive:
****- Launch "Systems Profiler"*
****- Under Hardware, click on "Disc Burning"
****- Under "DVD-Write", if "+R DL" is listed then your machine has the ability to burn double layer DVD discs.
2. A blank DVD+R DL media
1. Launch Disk Utility
2. Click the Burn button in the Toolbar*
3. Navigate to and select the downloaded DVD disk image then click the Open button
4. Insert a blank DVD+R DL disc into your DVD burner
5. Click the Burn button
After burning, install Snow Leopard from the burned DVD.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Build 10A432 [Mediafire]