Modifying Leopard Installer

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AmazingHenry, May 19, 2017.

  1. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    I'm currently experimenting with different methods for my Leopard install with updates/apps.

    One thing I'd like to try is modifying the installer itself, so that you can install with the default Leopard installer and use the Setup Assistant. However, I can't figure out how to do this, and the DuckDuckGo search didn't help.

    I understand that you have to make a installer package, move it to a packages folder, and then edit a .plist. The only problem I'm having is finding the .plist. Could someone here who has done this please give the location of this plist?

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  2. G4fanboy macrumors regular

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    I think a Carbon Copy Clonner or Superdupper restore could/should be quicker than an install with all the updates...

    It were somehow easy to delete the initial install account and take you to the user account setup as if the computer were new. It were covered here, but cant remember where.

    That CCC image can be bigger than the installer DVD. But in can have ALL the updates and apps installed.

    Who uses CD to install in 2017? Last time I installed Leopard I made a partition on a drive, restored the DVD installer to the drive and booted to that partition. Installing From HD to HD is way quicker than installing fro CD/DVD to HD. Bottleneck is the CD
     
  3. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    @G4fanboy
    Who uses CD to install in 2017? Well I do actually - quite often, as old habits die hard. Sometimes I may use CCC though.
     
  4. G4fanboy macrumors regular

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    @CooperBox If you download the image from macintosh garden, you skip the step of burning the CD. And the restore to partition thing is more easy on PowerMacs than on Powerbooks/iBooks/iMacs because they allow multiple drives.

    I dont want to hijack AmazingHenry post. Just mentioning that an install "disk" could be a CCC image to restore.
     
  5. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    @G4fanboy I intend to just modify a Leopard DVD image and distribute it. The user can choose whether it goes on a flash drive or whatever. I just used the term "disc" to imply that I was modifying a Leopard disc image.
     

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