10.6 installation USB drive on Windows

Nietz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 7, 2009
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Hello, MacRumours.

My mid '08 iMac started having problems, and it got worse gradually. Now, OS X takes forever to load and, when it does, crashes in a heartbeat.

I can still use Windows XP (Boot Camp) normally, so I think all I need is to reinstall OS X.

However, I've lost my 10.6 installation DVD.

I know you can get the DMG image of the disc, but I can't burn dual layer DVDs.

I know you can put the DMG into a USB flash drive with Disk Utility, but I can't use OS X.

How can I put the DMG into a USB flash drive on Windows?

Thanks in advance. ;-)
 

cjmillsnun

macrumors 68020
Aug 28, 2009
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Try the following before re-installation.

1. Reset PRAM and SMC
2. Reboot, holding down Command+S (for single user mode)
3. at the command prompt type in fsck -f
4. when fsck has finished, type in exit
5. Boot into OS X (should be much more reliable)
6. start Disk utility
7. Repair Permissions
8. Enjoy your fixed Mac OS X
 
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yayitsezekiel

macrumors 6502a
Aug 1, 2008
620
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Irvine, CA
Try the following before re-installation.

1. Reset PRAM and SMC
2. Reboot, holding down Command+S (for single user mode)
3. at the command prompt type in fsck -f
4. when fsck has finished, type in exit
5. Boot into OS X (should be much more reliable)
6. start Disk utility
7. Repair Permissions
8. Enjoy your fixed Mac OS X
yeah i'd go with this
 
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