Booting from/ Installing a .dmg, is it possible?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bsheridan, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. bsheridan macrumors 6502

    bsheridan

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    #1
    When I first got my mac it came with a disc with Tiger 10.4.10. Then when Leopard 10.5.0 came out I got the uppgrade disc (note the upgrade disk means you must have 10.4.11 and all available updates installed prior to installing the Leopard disc.)
    A couple of months ago I got a bigger HD, so I had to go through the whole installing process; install the 10.4.10 disc, install 10.4.11 + updates, install 10.5.0 disc, install updates to 10.5.4.

    So my question is:
    As my HD stands now, it has 10.5.4 installed with all available updates, the apps I use, and no documents/music/video files.
    Is it possible for me to create a disk image of my system, burn it to disc, then if I need to reinstall my system just put in this newly created disc and install it?
    Also, as its a .dmg, would I have to restore first?


    Thanks for any advice, b.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Location:
    London
    #2
    It is not possible to boot or restore from a DMG. As far as I am aware there is no way to make an installer/restore DVD from an existing install. You could buy an external hard drive and clone your current setup onto that though...
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    USA
    #3
    It sounds like you need Carbon Copy Cloner.
     

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