Need help installing leopard from ex. hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CodyLee, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. CodyLee macrumors newbie

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    I have the disk image for Leopard on my external hard drive. I put it on there from my Powerbook. I tried to reinstall Leopard onto a Macbook but it wouldn't let me because I had to do a GUID partition on the external hard drive. I did that, put the DMG back onto the external drive and went to install it. I went to Startup Disk under System Prefences but my hard drive isn't showing up.

    Where did I go wrong?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. CodyLee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just dragged (drug?) it onto the drive from the desktop (I had copied it from the drive at first, then pasted it to the desktop to save it while I repartitioned the drive)
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You can't boot to a file. If the drive is empty, just use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the DMG onto the drive.
     
  5. Jackyl macrumors newbie

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    Here's how I'd do it

    I'd burn the dmg to a DVD double then do the regular install. You'll need the dbl dvd though. (Was that Leopard or Snow Leopard?) you didn't say
     

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