Installing OS X Leopard Retail via HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MarkCooz, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. MarkCooz macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, first off, I want you guys to know I do have the dvd, BUT my cd/dvd combo drive doesn't work, it doesn't read dvd's but it reads/writes cd's... I might get it replaced next month, when I have enough money for it.

    but I just want to know I have the DMG file for the leopard. I already partitioned my external (WD Passport 160gb)

    So do I just go to disk utility > then restore tab > Source would be Leopard.dmg > Destination would be My MacBook's HDD?

    is that how it works?

    Reboot Hold ALT, then continue with the installation?

    I just want to make sure, maybe this isn't the right way. If anyone can tell me how to do this. Please reply to the thread.
     
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    I want to say, but am not positive, that you can only do that with a firewire drive. You should not be able to boot from USB.
     
  3. MarkCooz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So it's useless using an external usb to install leopard from...
    can anyone confirm that ^ :apple:
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    where would you get a dmg file for Leopard? Usually this is an indication of a pirated copy and forum rules prohibit helping with piracy.
     
  5. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Or perhaps he made one from another Mac.
     
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  7. 5280m macrumors member

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    I installed leopard via usb on my eMac. It can work you just need to play with it until everything works for you.
     
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  9. MarkCooz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Like I said, It's not a pirated copy of Leopard, because my DVD drive doesn't work, and I happen to have backed up all of my software to my other external, just in case anything happens to my macbook.

    And thanks for the reply guys.

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    reason why i need to re-install leopard, IT'S REALLY SLOW!
    it's like booting a windows computer.
     

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