Converting your Leopard installation DVD to a USB flash drive?

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

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    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?

  2. antibact1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2006
    It should work fine. All you need is a > 7 GB flash drive
  3. aenygma macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2007
    problem restoring Leopard to USB Drive


    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.
  4. nounoursbleu macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2004
    ok, but not bootable

    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


    Oct 3, 2007
    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


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    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

    Sep 4, 2006
    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

    Aug 14, 2004
    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


    Jun 26, 2007
    Redondo Beach, CA
    would happen to be doing this for the mb air? :cool:

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