I am attempting to install OS X Snow Leopard on a new harddrive. I am using a Mac mini mid-2010 Unibody. I also have the original Snow Leopard disk.
I used a guide on iFixit to replace my harddrive. Now, upon starting up, my screen is white, and has a flashing folder with a
? inside it.
I have tried multiple key combinations:
Pressing C before and after chimes with boot disk inserted (original) and no boot disk, nothing
Pressing option before and after the chime with the original hard drive and no boot disk, occasionally am able to select and enter the password for my wifi network on a white screen with the wifi symbol and a lov/drop down box with nearby networks, after accepting the password nothing eventuates from that point, merely a white screen, a wifi symbol and the network name - is there anyway to progress from here? Seems like best chance to proceed...
Pressing shift results in nothing
Pressing command + R results in nothing
Pressing command + option + R results in nothing
Pressing T results in the FireWire symbol appearing. I do not have access to this cable anymore (I stopped using it in 2011 as I hadn't used it since about 10 years prior.
Pressing command + option + R + P to reset the PRAM results in the usual chimes. Then, the white screen appears, then a black screen, then another second chime, and then back to white screen, then repeated.
Are there any more key combinations that I can try?
Also, I am not interesting in reseating the hard drive or taking the hard drive out again.