Installing OSX from a USB drive WITHOUT an OSX machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FlammableD, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. FlammableD macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    OK, the hard drive in my MacBook died, and I've replaced it with a new one. I need to reinstall Leopard on it, and I'd like to do so off a hard drive. However, I only have access to an XP and a Linux machine, and all the guides I've found require an OSX machine. How can I install without having to use a Mac?
  2. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2009
    yeah i'm pretty sure you can... your macbook will have come with discs that you can use.... if not use your windows machoine to burn the hdd files to a dual layer dvd and use that?
  3. FlammableD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    Thanks, but I don't have access to an OSX machine other than my MacBook, which is, as I mentioned, dead.
  4. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    check the box that the macbook came in. it should have disks. if not, you can order extra disks from apple's website.

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