Making Leopard bootable on ext. drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ArthurDaley, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. ArthurDaley macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    I see there is an article here

    And I really want the installer to be on it's own partition as well as a freshly installed version of Leopard.

    The article speaks about one single DVD but the Leopard that came with my machine and I guess every copy of Leopard is two DVDs? How should I handle this case as it is unclear from the article. Thanks in advance.
  2. ArthurDaley thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    Even though I'm still confused by the one disk (not two) thing, I decided to proceed.

    But following the above link the instructions are:

    <quote>Now we're going to copy the image to the FireWire drive. You'll see that it is listed in the left-hand column of Disk Utility. Select it and press Open. The disk image is now mounted. Again, you'll see it listed in the left-hand column as two volumes, arranged hierarchically. What you want to clone is the inner (lower) volume, called "Mac OS X Install DVD". Switch to the Restore pane. You'll see two fields: Source and Destination. Drag the listing for "Mac OS X Install DVD" from the left-hand column into Source. Drag the listing for the small partition on your external FireWire drive from the left-hand column into Destination. Check both checkboxes (Erase Destination and Skip Checksum) and press Restore. Wait until the image has been copied to the FireDrive drive. You will now have two "Mac OS X Install DVD" listings in the left-hand column: one is on your FireWire drive (in the upper area of the listings), the other belongs to the disk image file (in the lower area of the listings). You can now unmount the one belonging to the disk image file.</quote>

    If I mount the image I can not drag it to be source (and if I manually go to select the .cdr file it is greyed out). I can select it if unmounted (the "outer volume"). Any ideas?
  3. SmartIndianKid macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2008
    The article assumes a one DVD retail copy of Leopard.

    The two discs that came with your Mac are system restore discs, of sorts, that also contain Leopard.
  4. Laco macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008
    this is what i did when i did this...just turn off your computer and have your external drive connected and boot off the leopard install disk and then select to install leopard on the external drive and make sure you don't delete your data haha...
  5. ArthurDaley thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    So if I was to install a retail copy on my machine what difference would I notice to the two disc version?

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