Converting your Leopard installation DVD to a USB flash drive?

bbplayer5

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Apr 13, 2007
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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.
 

aenygma

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Dec 26, 2007
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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
 

nounoursbleu

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Aug 14, 2004
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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?
 

pkoch1

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Oct 3, 2007
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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?
You can't boot from USB. You can from FireWire, ethernet, or disk (and probably some other more advanced connections) but not USB.
 

dreamsINdigital

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Sep 4, 2006
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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.
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.
 

nounoursbleu

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Aug 14, 2004
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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.
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.....
 
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