I bought the following DVD from Apple: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

The box that was delivered is as pictured in the link above (inserted here for convenience).

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The sealed package contains one DVD pictured below:

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The directory listing is as follows:

$ ls -l
total 830
-r--r--r-- 1 unknown 197121     27 Mar 31  2010 autorun.inf
drwxr-xr-x 1 unknown 197121      0 Mar 31  2010 'Boot Camp'/
-r--r--r-- 1 unknown 197121 296497 Feb 26  2010 'Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide.pdf'
drwxr-xr-x 1 unknown 197121      0 Mar 31  2010 DVDCDSharing/
-r--r--r-- 1 unknown 197121   1786 Feb 26  2010 'Read Me.rtf'
-r-xr-xr-x 1 unknown 197121 548664 Mar 31  2010 setup.exe*

This is not what I expected. I expected installation media - but what I got is something called Boot Camp. Should I return this to Apple? Anyone know how I use this Boot Camp to install Snow Leopard?

  • 1
    Did you insert the DVD into a Mac running OSX or into another system? – nohillside Sep 18 '16 at 15:14
  • I inserted into a windows machine – user1285855 Sep 18 '16 at 15:14
  • What your received is indeed a Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD, which is for Apple-branded hardware that supports that version of Mac OS X, not general PC hardware running Windows! – user3439894 Sep 18 '16 at 15:20

It shows up as BootCamp because it assumes you are in a Windows environment on a Mac (for installing the drivers for your hardware after a BootCamp install); the OSX DVD's OSX Install portion/partition isn't meant to be read on Windows.

If you want to check the installer stuff, please run it on a Mac with OSX.

  • Ah got ya - I assumed Universal Disk Format (UDF) used on DVDs was standard and readable from all OSes. – user1285855 Sep 18 '16 at 15:20

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