Mac os x install DMG?? Need some help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Drew017, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    Hello- I would like to know how I can install Mac os x from this DMG I torrented. I don't have a 7 gb DVD to burn it on, so how do I get it to mount so I can install? I have tiger right now, because leopard crashed. The DMG is of leopard.
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
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    INB4 this gets utterly derailed into a torrenting debate thread.

    If you have a USB drive that's big enough, you can use Disk Utility to "burn" the .dmg to the drive, making it a bootable drive.

    When rebooting, press and hold alt/option and select your bootable drive.
  3. MonkeyBrainz macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2012
    You'll need to buy a DVD large enough to burn the DMG file onto the DVD or buy a USB flash drive that is at least 8 GB and you can then boot from the USB in order to install it. If you don't have either I can't help you so going into detail would be pointless. If you acquire either one and come back here, I'd be happy to help you out.

    He would also need to format the drive with an Apple Partition Map if he's booting a PPC machine. And you don't "burn" anything to a USB flash drive, you transfer the contents of the DMG image to the USB drive via the Restore function, which then makes it bootable.
  4. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
    [MOD NOTE]
    Torrents are not illegal, downloading OSX 10.7 without a license is.

    Given MacRumors rules against piracy
    I'm locking this thread.
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