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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:26 AM   #1
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Install Mac OS X 10.6 Leopard With An External Hard Drive

Hello everybody,

I've an computer with windows 7 and an powerbook G4. The powerbook doesn't have an OS, now I'll install Leopard 10.6 with an external hard drive(I can't with CD because my superdrive is broken). How can I install Leopard with an external hard drive. I already downloaded Leopard.

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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:32 AM   #2
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You can't install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on a PowerBook or any other PPC Mac, as 10.6 is Intel only. You need Mac OS X 10.5 and the ability to clone the installation DVD to a properly formatted external HDD.
Use CarbonCopyCloner for the clone process.
How to format a new HDD/SSD to install Mac OS X or make a bootable copy onto
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:36 AM   #3
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Look at this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=380306.

What about "Disk Utility"? Can i run Disk Utility on Windows 7 ???
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:39 AM   #4
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Sorry, I don't know what to do with that?

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What about "Disk Utility"? Can i run Disk Utility on Windows 7 ???
No.

I guess you don't have any kind of OS on the PB G4?
If so, maybe this can help: http://osx.mechdrew.com/guides/nbi2.shtml
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:43 AM   #5
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I guess you don't have any kind of OS on the PB G4?
Indeed. I don't know what my friend do with her powerbook.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:49 AM   #6
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I guess you don't have any kind of OS on the PB G4?
If so, maybe this can help: http://osx.mechdrew.com/guides/nbi2.shtml
You mean I must install Windows on the PB G4?
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:57 AM   #7
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You mean I must install Windows on the PB G4?
As far as I understood those instructions, it is to create a bootable Mac OS X installer inside Windows, an since you already have Windows installed on your Windows PC, I thought you could use that.
You can't install Windows on the PowerBook.
Do you have any friends with a Mac?
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 11:00 AM   #8
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hmm .. you downloaded Leopard, which isn't available as a legal download.
we don't help with piracy here.

Besides 10.6 is Snow Leopard, which is Intel only and Powerbook is PPC
No version of Windows will directly install on PPC.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 01:24 PM   #9
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hmm .. you downloaded Leopard, which isn't available as a legal download.
we don't help with piracy here.

Besides 10.6 is Snow Leopard, which is Intel only and Powerbook is PPC
No version of Windows will directly install on PPC.
I got an idea. On my Windows PC I'll install Mac OS X and then I can use Disk Utility. Can I install Mac OS X so that when I boot my Windows PC I can choose from Windows and Mac OS.. you understand?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 01:26 PM   #10
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I got an idea. On my Windows PC I'll install Mac OS X and then I can use Disk Utility. Can I install Mac OS X so that when I boot my Windows PC I can choose from Windows and Mac OS.. you understand?
What you want to create is called a "Hackintosh", thus the following links apply.
InsanelyMac Forum

InsanelyMac Hardware Database

Hackintosh.com

OSx86 Project - "the undisputed leader in information regarding OS X on x86 hardware and Apple's Intel transition."
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