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Flyin Ryan
Jun 16, 2010, 12:35 PM
I put my Leopard install DVD (DVD drive is down) onto a flash drive to install on my 12" PowerBook G4 1.5ghz but when it restarts it just boots back into Tiger. I attempted to reboot and hold option but the only boot choice is the HD. Even if I go to Preferences>Startup Disk there's no option to boot from the Flash Drive.

The instructions I used to setup the flash drive with Leopard were from here: http://www.maciverse.com/install-os-x-snow-leopard-from-usb-flash-drive.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



spinnerlys
Jun 16, 2010, 12:38 PM
This method works for installing OS X Snow Leopard onto a Mac from a USB Drive. It should also work for installing Leopard or other older versions of OS X on Intel Based Macs. Check back often for additional help and tips for your Mac.

from http://www.maciverse.com/install-os-x-snow-leopard-from-usb-flash-drive.html

PPC Macs can't boot from the USB port, except as hinted here (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060301112336384).

Flyin Ryan
Jun 16, 2010, 12:42 PM
This method works for installing OS X Snow Leopard onto a Mac from a USB Drive. It should also work for installing Leopard or other older versions of OS X on Intel Based Macs. Check back often for additional help and tips for your Mac.

from http://www.maciverse.com/install-os-x-snow-leopard-from-usb-flash-drive.html

PPC Macs can't boot from the USB port, except as hinted here (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060301112336384).

Thanks, I actually stumbled upon that write up as well. Was hoping there was an easier route. Thanks though.