Is it possible to install leopard from the macbook?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AppleLight, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. AppleLight macrumors member

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    Hey all,

    I have a copy of leopard (.iso) and also one in .dmg format on my macbook. My little bro then scratched it all up thus rendering it unusable. Because I make a copy of them in case this happens how do I install it?

    I tried the .iso and converted it to .dmg and both did not work. I don't have a dual layer DVD burner, nor do I have the funds for an external harddrive right now..

    any ideas welcome..
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, you'll need to burn the image to a DL DVD
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Haven't tried it but googling for "install Leopard from dmg" turned up lots of results.

    This site suggests partitioning your hard drive but I don't see why this method wouldn't work from an external drive or even iPod.

    What exactly did you do when you tried it from a dmg?
     
  4. AppleLight thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks ill check them out now.

    I got the .iso file double clicked it, then tried to install. It just started up as tiger again. So i converted it to a .dmg using terminal and have both on my desktop.

    I double clicked that and the same thing happens.

    I have an iPod 5.5g 30GB, but i thought that it wasnt possible to put things on there above 4GB?

    Or can i reformat the harddrive into another format?

    I knew i shouldve hidden the leopard disk lol.
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Ok, you can't install directly from a dmg on your desktop. You need to first get the dmg onto a bootable partition.

    Again, googling "install leopard from ipod" found me this - http://lifehacker.com/338574/install-leopard-with-your-ipod

    Remember, I haven't done this myself so I don't really know how easy it is. It seems like just a couple of hours work max, though.
     
  6. AppleLight thread starter macrumors member

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    Again, thanks. When you search are they on the first page?

    Ok, im going to try it with my iPod ill let you know how it goes..

    just one question if i erase the volume ( it tells me to) can i still use the ipod after leopard is booted onto the mac if i restore software onto it? and would that just happen through itunes?
     
  7. AppleLight thread starter macrumors member

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    Dont answer that, i found it it will.

    Okay i'll post it when its complete hopefully.
     
  8. AppleLight thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks alot, it really helped me, the lifehackers website that is.

    I'm running leopard now, prefer it to tiger.

    Although i did have to restart the installation process around 9 times since it kept crashing. i found it was because the display went to sleep. so i kept moving the trackpad, but it stopped at 17 minutes remaining. Then i had to restart and it stopped at 10 then the last time it just did it. Although i did take out the drivers for the printers and the languages translation since they don't have arabic there.

    Oh yeah, I had to make sure the iPod was restored in iTunes first to make it macintosh formatted then i erased the volume and carried on. I just restored the iPod back to the firmware.

    Thanks!
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i keep leopard on a 8gig usb flash drive

    makes install soooo much faster than dvd
     

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