Installing leopard form external drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by littleb2005, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. littleb2005 macrumors member

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    i created an image of the leopard dvd i had and restore it to an external drive using disk utility

    now one thing make me wonder shouldn't i be able to install from the external drive i used

    i used to be able to do this with tiger but once i select the startup disk in leopard it does not show anyone got any idea

    before anyone say use the dvd i really wan't to keep that in good shape unless i really have to use it jeez i got a tiny external hd and though why not use that

    Thanx
     
  2. Dead as a Dodo macrumors newbie

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    Bootable Leopard Install on a Firewire Disk

    I have a firewire drive that boots PPC and Intel Tiger. Getting Intel Tiger on there required Carbon Copy Cloner to copy a live system onto one of the partitions. The firewire drive had been partitioned by a PPC system.

    With Leopard I used the same technique with the install DVD. Mounted it, then used CCC to copy to a free partition. It will not let you install by clicking on the Install icon - but the machine will boot off the install media's partition if you reboot and hold down the option key.

    I still needed to use the DVD to install the Bootcamp drivers - but I didn't try extracting a copy of the CD image from the Bootcamp application.
     
  3. littleb2005 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a firewire drive that boots PPC and Intel Tiger. Getting Intel Tiger on there required Carbon Copy Cloner to copy a live system onto one of the partitions. The firewire drive had been partitioned by a PPC system.
    With Leopard I used the same technique with the install DVD. Mounted it, then used CCC to copy to a free partition. It will not let you install by clicking on the Install icon - but the machine will boot off the install media's partition if you reboot and hold down the option key.

    that did it thanx
     

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