10.6 installation USB drive on Windows

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

  1. Nietz macrumors newbie

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    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. ;-)
     
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Aug 28, 2009
    #2
    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

    yayitsezekiel

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    Irvine, CA
    #3
    yeah i'd go with this
     

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