external ahrd drive or external dvd drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by brandonjb85, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. brandonjb85 macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    Okay my mac has a pioneer dvd drive in it and it wont read my dvd+r dl and I am wanting to burn a mac os 10.5.dmg to it and install 10.5 but the dang thing is ejecting it. So what should I do to get it to work get the external dvd and run it from it or get a external hard drive and try it that way.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    So you want us to help you pirate a copy of osx? Helping with piracy is against the forum rules. Why not buy a legit copy of OSx?
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    most dont even know that it is illegal too to make a copy of any osx

    and before someone here on the forum who is so eager to point out that i never have bought a new mac in the last 10 years , i only buy mac`s with the original disc`s that came with the system
    and when i sell the macs i sell the disc`s with them ,
    not like others who keep the disc`s so they can reuse it for other mac`s they sell

    for example my 2 powermac g5 quad`s i sold recently with profit
    (first time i sold something with profit!!
    i only did want what i payed for , not my fault if they ignored the lower buy it now price and kept bidding like maniacs )
    i sold them with a leopard retaildisc that came with one of them ,was a family pack version
    as i want to safe up for a TAM and for a lisa ,

    so to make it clear osx is not open source

    and out of my experience leopard slows down the eMac anyway
    i had it on for a couple days then back to the tiger
  4. brandonjb85 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    Well it seems like my tiger is running crappy on the emac and I wanted to try something else.
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    you didn't even use regular apostrophes here. you used back ticks. i've never seen someone go so far out of their way to incorrectly form plurals using punctuation.
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i'm really sorry
    ...you mean i should use ' instead of `
    but i like these little backtick `s ;)
    no serious i didn't even notice , that is because i used to write all the last ~20 years with german keyboard layout on a standard keyboard which looks like that
    and only have bought recently a english keyboard (uk layout)
    so everything is a bit out of my normal 10 finger writing system
    because it looks like that

    the z-y swap drives me mad, and a lot of other things are not where they used to be ?
    so i came down from using 10 finger system to a 3 finger hit and mis system,
    but now i try to remember not to use the small finger of the left hand ` instead small finger right hand ' when doing plurals
  7. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Oh okay, I didn't even consider you might be using a different keyboard layout.

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