10.6 installation USB drive on Windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Nietz, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Nietz macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2009
    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. ;-)
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    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
  3. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    yeah i'd go with this

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