Help Installing OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacAztec, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    #1
    Hey. I have a .dmg on my computer of OS X, and a computer with no DVD Drive, but the machine has Firewire. Isn't there a way to partitioin an external Firewire Hard Drive, put OS X on it (not install it, but mount it or something), and install from the external drive?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Now, where would could you possibly get such a thing...
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Do you have one or two computers? Your question doesn't make this clear.

    If you have two, then start the DVD-equipped one in FireWire target mode (with the OS X DVD in the drive), and then boot up the non-DVD one while holding Option, and the OS X DVD should appear. You don't need to make a .dmg to do this.

    Alternatively, just pay the $10 for the CDs :rolleyes:

    ADC Subscriber Downloads comes to mind.
     

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