Bootable OSX on USB from ISO

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by THRobinson, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. THRobinson macrumors member

    THRobinson

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    #1
    Hey guys, just need some quick advice on my situation.

    I always make ISO's of software to an external as a backup just in case, and after doing this for years I actually need to use one. Kinda a happy/sad situation. :D

    MAC, drive died, put a new one in, went to install OSX 10.6 and just not happening. Disc looks scratched, keeps trying to read but nothing happens. I have an ISO and a working PC. I was going to buy a pack of dual layer discs today, but, thought before I do that I'd check 2 things...

    1) Can I use Win7 to stick the ISO onto a bootable USB stick? and how?
    2) if not... will a burnt ISO of a MAC OS work if burnt from a PC?

    Thanks for any advice
    :confused:
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    You should be able to burn the ISO from a PC since the CD/DVD file systems are identical for both platforms. I think you can pretty much forget about making a bootable OSX usb stick from Windows. It needs to be HFS+ Journaled with a GUID partition table. All of the aforementioned is jibberish to a Windows box. :eek:
     
  3. THRobinson thread starter macrumors member

    THRobinson

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    #3
    Will give it a shot... in a few days... went out and well, small town means not as much selection. Have to order in a 10pk of Verbatim DL discs since I only have the 4.3GB ones. :S

    Hopefully it works, getting twitchy without the MAC. :D
     

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