PPC Utility & Test HD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hack5190, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2015
    (UTC-05:00) Cuba
    While doing trouble shooting on a newly acquired dual 1.8 G5 I got tired of constantly swapping cd / dvd's, plus the Leopard install was from another machine and wasn't exactly stock. So I decided to take a break from [​IMG] and build a PPC Utility & Test HD.

    Grabbing an unused 670 GB drive I created 5 partitions. The first 3 are 'restores' of DMG files. The other 2 should be self explanatory.

    Partition 1: 1 GB contains a copy of the "Apple Service Disc 2.5.8"
    Partition 2: 6 GB contains a copy of the "TechTool Pro 4.6.1 Universal Boot Disc"
    Partition 3: 9 GB contains a copy of the "Leopard OS X Install DVD"
    Partition 4: 342 GB contains a clean copy of Leopard 10.5.8
    Partition 5: 342 GB contains DMG's of Leopard updates versions 10.5.6 & 10.5.8

    With this new HD installed I'm able to boot my weapon of choice using only the alt/option key. Headache's gone, back to trouble shooting :confused:
  2. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Good idea. I have a 38 GB FireWire 400 Maxtor HDD which I should image a few PPC install disks to.

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