iMac 20inch (Mid 2007 Build) with Ubuntu 12.0.4
How I got in this situation
I had a perfectly healthy Intel iMac running Snow Leopard several months ago. Then I got the dreaded spinning gear and several kernel panics. After getting a little frustrated (failing to find a solution online), I found an old macbook installation disk and used it to access Disk Utility.
From here, I erased my entire hard drive leaving me with no OS. I then created a Ubuntu DVD and installed Ubuntu onto the system. Now, on Ubuntu, I wine installed Transmac and burned a Single layer copy (with languages, etc. removed to save space) of Snow Leopard onto a 4.7GB DVD. I tried to boot from it and was met with first the grey apple screen and a spinning cog before the grey apple shortly turned into the infamous prohibitory sign.
Note: I met this problem previously when using Disk Utility to create a bootable USB of Snow Leopard, hence I severely doubt it has anything to do with the DVD created.
Resources at my disposal
- 1 x iMac running Ubuntu
- 6 x 4.7GB DVDs
- 1 x USB Stick 12GB
- 1 x Windows 7 Laptop
Resources I do not have
- Firewire cables
- Access to a prebuilt retail disk (Misplaced)
- Access to another Mac
- Apple Warranty
I would be hugely grateful if someone was able to tell me how to install Snow Leopard again.