Installing Leopard from powerbook in target disk mode - possible?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by andyjamesnelson, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. andyjamesnelson macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2003
    Jacob's house
    I made a disk image of my Leopard install disk (which is now misplaced!)...

    I need to upgrade my ebay new Imac that I have just purchased.

    I have a Powerbook G4 that I can erase of the disks on and restore the disk image to in target disk mode.

    Can I need do the Leopard install from the powerbook to the Imac in target disk mode?

    I wanted to know this before I wipe the powerbook (and yes I will be backing up).

    Also I have a 500gig Western digital external firewire HD but its full up with things... can I make a partition on that without effecting the data and then restore the disk image that partition and then do a Leopard install to the Imac?

    Please help me if you can. Andy
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    If the iMac is a PowerPC, then yes. However, if it's an Intel, it won't install properly, because it will install the PowerPC version since that's what the installer is running on. Can't think that using the hard drive for that purpose would help you in any way.

  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    If you have a disk image of the Leopard install DVD, why don't you just burn it to a DVD?
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    The license is for 1 install.

    You need to buy the family pack to install on more than 1 mac.

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