Not booting from dvd

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  1. Jim1267 macrumors newbie

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    I have a mac book running snow leopard. I am trying to boot from leopard dvd to install a backup os to a usb drive. The system tries to boot from the dvd but never gets past the "waiting" stage even after hours. Any ideas?
     
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    Is that "Leopard DVD" the one that came with your MacBook or is it a Retail version of Mac OS X or is it a Restore DVD from another Mac?
     
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    Have you verified the DVD via Disk Utility while booted into Mac OS X 10.6? Why don't you use the 10.6 DVD?
     
  5. Jim1267 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to make a usb installation of Leopard to boot a PowerPC machine.
     
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    Could you verify the DVD yet?
     
  7. Jim1267 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, disk utility says that the dvd is ok, i appreciate the input btw
     
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    i still haven't resolved this issue, does anybody have any other ideas?
     

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