I tried installing Snow Leopard (10.6.3) last night and failed. This was an attempt to install over an existing XPpro, using the mechdrew method 2, and using a windows machine to create the bootable usb.
I think I may have unknowingly ended the partition process while it was in process, and then the installation subsequently failed. I tried to start all over and the bootloader (from the "small" usb) would no longer boot. So my question is two fold -
1. How do I know for certain that the partition / format process is complete? Never installed OS X before.
2. Is it possible to corrupt the flash drives while installing? I would think that since there are replicating installation CDs of some sort, they would be treated as read only by the system.
C. Should I reformat/partition the SSD
using some other tool before trying to install again? I am thinking to use a Ubuntu Live boot on usb, which I already have and is working.