how to get bootable intel OS X? startup disk

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  1. aktech23 macrumors newbie

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    i'm wondering how to get a bootable OS X (intel) startup disk

    i have 2 ppc macs, and a 10.4.1 (pre intel) install disk.

    if i can get a bootable version of intel osx on my firewire drive, i can use my wifes computer

    i can't just clone the macbooks drive, as there are permissions issues.

    any ideas?

    do i need to buy a newer OS X install disk??
     
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you just plug in the firewire drive to the macbook, then put the OSX 10.4 disc (Intel) into the macbook, and direct it to install on the firewire drive? That's how I installed the PPC version on my external drive, from a G4 Mac Mini.
     
  3. aktech23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that would work if i had an intel disk.. i only have a ppc startup disk
     
  4. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    ooops sorry, thought I must be missing something. In that case... I would say yes, you need another install disk. Wait a few weeks and buy Leopard, it will be both PPC- and Intel-installable.
     
  5. aktech23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i even have an extra 10.4 license from a family pac

    just a pre-intel install disk :confused:
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The Intel Machines System Restore DVDs are about all you have right now until Leopard ships.

    If that doesn't let you install the OS on the Drive, you may need to redo the external drive with the GUID partition scheme.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303220
     
  7. aktech23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the advice!





    it looks like i'll be buying a new disk
     

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