ISO to USB

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Wildy, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Wildy macrumors 6502

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    After helping a guy in another thread, I figured I should finally take the plunge and get OS X back onto my PB G4. I lent my Leopard disk to a friend in the States and will probably not be seeing it back any time soon, thankfully I made a backup of the disk (using dd before I sent it. I don't have any dual-layer DVDs lying around and would prefer to use a USB drive instead, but am having problems getting a bootable drive.

    I tried a straight up dd, but it won't boot, I guess because it was taken from a DVD. Is there anything else I need to consider now that I'm not working with the traditional DOS MBR? This method works fine with all Linux images. The ISO format is ISO 9660.

    tl;dr How to get Leopard ISO onto USB drive. Have Linux and Windows machines available.
     
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    If you made the backup on a windows or Linux machine, you're screwed buddy. Sorry.

    OS X installers have all sorts of trickery to hide stuff on those OSes. Your best bet? Hit the Internet looking for a copy.

    If you're going to pirate it, I don't want to hear about it. But it's an option. I'm going to stop talking now before I get into trouble.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Try calling apple? they might still have some recovery install disks available for sale.

    or try eBay
     
  4. Wildy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Well I've got some disks on order, so if all else fails I'll just burn it and use the optical drive.
     

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