Cloning and Leopard image question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bobreborn, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. bobreborn macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2014
    I have my Leopard install image on my HDD. It's a 2nd 10GB partition on my 500GB HDD. The 500GB HDD is sitting in my Mac Pro and the reason it has that 2nd partition was so that I could easily swap it into older PowerMac's and install Leopard off of it onto the 500.

    Also in the Mac Pro is my 320GB system drive. I want to clone my 320GB system drive onto the 500GB drive I've been using for PowerMac's. Thing is I need to create another image off of the 10GB install parition before I do that so that I can then put it on the 320 once the cloning is done and turn the 320 into what the 500GB drive is now. Basically swap the roles of the 2 drives.

    When I open Disk Utility and go to create a new image, I need to make a CD/DVD master right? Or does it make a difference? Thanks!
  2. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    A compressed DMG takes up less room and is the format Apple issues its system OS downloads in. You can restore from pretty much any type of image. CDR Master is only really needed for burning as it can be recognised by many third party utilities including those on Windows/Linux etc.
  3. bobreborn thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2014

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