Reinstalling leopard on boot drive from USB?

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  1. pyromaniaque macrumors 6502

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    Recently, I saved my leopard disk image to my usb (ntfs, i believe if that matters). The problem is, how do I get it to run, so I can run the leopard program? I've tried holding down Option but my USB does not show up as a startup drive. Essentially, that's all I want to do...

    During the installation process, will I be able to format my normal boot drive (mac hdd)?
     
  2. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh c'mon... someone here has to know whether or not this would work....
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Image won't work. You would need to install Leopard onto USB drive first only after that will it be detected on startup.
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    It matters a lot since you did two things that impede booting. You need to use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy your Leopard installer to a USB hard drive or flash drive (8 gb or larger) that is GUID. Only then can you boot from it.
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    What Cave Man said (I read wrong, you don't want to boot the actual OS from USB, you just want the installer).
     
  6. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Or better just use the original disk that you created the image from and skip the image.
     

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