.dmg file won't copy to external hard drive

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  1. Michael S macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I have OSX leopard as a disc image on my desktop. When I try to copy the .dmg file over to my external hard drive it copies for a while, then an error message says it can't copy it over and stops. I'm really confused as this sort of problem doesn't usually happen.

    I'm running Tiger 10.4.11 and I want to install Leopard. The Leopard disc image is 6.66GB.

    I can't burn it to a DVD either because the discs I have are 4.7GB & the .dmg is 6.66GB. Do I need to buy a bigger DVD blank disc?

    Another question is how I should burn the disc. Should I simply burn the .dmg file straight onto a DVD (if I can get one that is big enough!) using Disc Utility?


    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TIME & HELP, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!!!
     
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  3. Michael S thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I forgot to say. It's a MY BOOK 600GB USB hard drive. Thanks man!
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, I mean what file format.

    HFS+, FAT32, NTFS
     
  5. Michael S thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, its FAT32
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Then you can't do it. You need to either erase the drive and reformat it as HFS+, or get a dual-layer DVD.

    FAT32 cannot handle files larger than 4GB.
     
  7. Michael S thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I buy a dual layer dvd-r thats big enough to handle a 6.66GB .dmg file, I can burn it in disc utility and boot from it to install Leopard??????

    Thanks for your help
     
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    Sorry, as this seems almost certainly to involve piracy, conversation over.... OP may PM me, use Contact Us, or use the report post icon ([​IMG]) to explain if this is not the case.
     
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