Converting your Leopard installation DVD to a USB flash drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bbplayer5, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Is it possible? If I made a DMG file of my Leopard install, and restore the image to a USB flash, will it boot from the flash into the leopard install?

    Thanks.
     
  2. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    It should work fine. All you need is a > 7 GB flash drive
     
  3. aenygma macrumors newbie

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    problem restoring Leopard to USB Drive

    Hi,

    I was wondering how you restored the DMG to a USB flash drive.
    I tried everything. Disk Utility, Carbon Copy Clone, asr unix command, and all of them hang up and freeze after restoring 4.7 gigs.
    I'm using a Verbatim 8 gig flash drive and the DMG image file is 6.66 gigs (7.5 gigs when mounted)
    I even tried mounting the DMG file in a 10 gig partition and tried to boot from it, no luck.

    I dont have a DL DVD burner
    Any help would be greaty appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  4. nounoursbleu macrumors newbie

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    ok, but not bootable

    Hi
    on my side, I was able to copy the whole install cd on a 16usb flash drive, but the damn thing is not bootable!! Anyone could help in making the Leopard Install DVD bootable from a usb flash drive?
     
  5. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    You can't boot from USB. You can from FireWire, ethernet, or disk (and probably some other more advanced connections) but not USB.
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    Intel Macs can boot from USB hard drives but I'm not sure about flash drives though.

    Edit: This might help
     
  7. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    Uhh... I restored the Leopard install disc onto a USB drive and was able to boot from it. Just hold the option key during startup and select your drive.
     
  8. nounoursbleu macrumors newbie

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    on intel macs you can, actually... I've been able to boot from usb hard drives, but not from my flash usb device.... I'm trying to reformat everything and try again... I'll let you know...
    Maybe I'll try to tweak things using the DasBoot from subrosa.....
     
  9. Justinerator macrumors 6502

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    would happen to be doing this for the mb air? :cool:
     

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