Cannot do a clean install of OS X Snow Leopard?
Once again, I have come to a roadblock with this insatiable machine. I have wiped the 500GB Hard drive in order to do a clean install of OS X Snow Leopard. Shortly after wiping the drive, the optical drive busted and I was told that I could use an external drive to do the install. I bought an external optical drive specifically for this purpose.
After I plug in the drive, put the disc in it, I boot up like normal. Holding the Option key upon startup, I can bring up the option to boot from the disc. It reads as, "Mac OS X Install Disc". After clicking on it, it idles at a blank white screen for about 1 second, then the disc stops spinning and the grey Apple logo appears in the middle of the screen where it stays for the rest of eternity if I let it. I don't understand...what could be wrong with my system? I have been through MANY instruction guides and have browsed through hundreds of blogs. The problem is still inevitable and highly frustrating.
Is this a good question?