OS X 10.6(.0) DVD to USB to boot

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  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    I am attempting to make a 10.6 USB installer from a 10.6 DVD.

    The DVD is 10.6 (plain / base)

    I have used 8GB and 16GB flash drives.

    I launch Disk Util and go to restore, as source I use the Mac OS X Install DVD, as destination I use the volume on the USB drive.

    The error I see is"
    Restore Failure
    Could not restore - Cannon allocate memory

    This is on a MBP 4,1 C2D 2.5, 2GB RAM running 10.6.8 (updated from the 10.6 from the CD install).

    I have tried Lion Disk Maker X on another machine, but it does not go that far back (no option for SL).

    Thank you.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Partition the USB drive as GUID and format it as HFS+. Then use a cloning application such as Super Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the disc's contents to the USB drive.
     
  3. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    I partitioned and formatted as above already.

    I also made a DMG out of the install DVD on another machine, and used that DMG to restore to USB.
    When I boot from that I get a kernel panic right away.
    Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n~@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1456.1.25/iokit/Kernel/IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1389
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Do not use Disk Utility to restore the USB drive. You must clone the disc's contents to the drive using a third party application.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    This is the error seen when trying to boot a computer with an install disc that's too old. What model are you trying to boot?
     
  6. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    I cloned the 10.6 (plain) to USB using Super Duper.

    Worked like a charm.

    MBP 4,1
     

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