Unable to burn/make DVD/USB bootable Leopard on eMac.

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  1. LinuxUser macrumors newbie

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    I'm running Windows 7 at the moment, and tried PowerISO, then it errored on my dual layer DVD(which sucks, and makes it useless). I also tried TransMac, formatted the USB or something along the lines of having it work on Mac. Also right click and I believe I loaded the .dmg file to make it bootable from USB.

    But when I went into alt+command+o+f for booting. and typed in "boot ud:,\\:tbxi", it came back with an error, saying it couldn't boot into it or something along those lines.

    Can anyone give me a recommendation on what I should do? I have 1 dual layer DVD left.
     
  2. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    Option 1: Try the burn again. PowerISO claims to be able to successfully burn Mac .dmg images. Maybe second time will work? The joys of burning discs.

    Option 2: Retry the USB restoration.
    Instructions here indicate that you need to choose the Restore option. Did you do this or just copy the .dmg file onto the USB drive as a file? You shouldn't need to manually format for Mac as it will use the partitioning and formatting from the supplied .dmg file.

    The OF command looks like it should work.
     
  3. LinuxUser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help as always, appreciate it. I tried burning it twice, and lost two DVD's, but first DVD errored 30% in, and second DVD just errored right away. I popped it in, and it showed nothing, thinking it was gone.

    I just tried the USB thing again, but no luck with the TransMac. I followed the images shown in the post you linked me, but no luck. And not sure how I would go about doing the "diskpart" portion, if that's really needed. Do I give up?
     
  4. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    Damn, well at least it was inconsistent o_O

    Can PowerISO convert the dmg to an iso file? There’s instructions here (and a download link) for using a little command line tool in windows called dmg2iso. Not sure how reputable that is, but the screenshots show it converting a 10.6 dmg to an iso.

    Once you’ve got the iso file, you should be able to restore it to a USB stick using non-Mac specific tools and instructions.

    Did you mention you had a Linux box you could use in another thread? If Windows faults in creating the USB, try doing it in Linux.

    I think I mentioned before, but I can confirm that the Disks Accessory in Ubuntu can create perfectly bootable Tiger and Leopard installer USB drives once you’ve converted the dmg to an iso.
     
  5. LinuxUser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just converted the dmg file to iso, what program should I use to load it onto a USB? Rufus? Or what do you recommend inside Windows? I'm using the same Linux box, but has Windows installed for the TransMac, since I'm noob.
     
  6. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, I have no idea what you'd use in Windows. Rufus doesn't look like it has support for HFS+, but I could be wrong. I've only ever had success using Linux for this particular job.

    Here is another HowTo for DMG->USB via TransMac, which covers all the specifics on diskpart
    https://pureinfotech.com/make-bootable-usb-mac-os-x-windows/

    Either try that again or reinstall Linux and use the Disks accessory for the ISO restore. It's literally a 3 step job: Plug in the USB, select Restore, Choose the ISO file. It transfers and then it's ready. There's no messing with partitions or magic boot flags.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    OP, try associating ISO images in Windows with Windows Disc Image Burner. Should be in the Control Panels somewhere. Then just double click on the ISO and have the inbuilt app burn the image.
     
  8. swamprock macrumors 6502a

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    I've always found dual layer dvds to be extremely inconsistent when it comes to burning. I think I've only successfully burned two out of 20 I've tried before I gave up on them. This was with four different brands (Maxell, Memorex, Verbatim, and... Ritek, I think..?) and two different Superdrives on two different systems. This is my experience with them, anyway...
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    That's interesting because this has not been my experience. I've burned quite a few and only really had issues when it was the content that was corrupt.

    Toast usually handles it quite well although I usually burn OS media with Disk Utility. Brand has never been a factor.
     
  10. foxlet macrumors 6502

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    Where did you source the installation media? A properly imaged copy of Mac OS X Leopard should be a DVD image master since the actual disc has multiple partitions and is formatted APM. Otherwise, a DMG doesn't sound right (but may work if it's complete) unless it came from AppleSeed.

    To make a bootable flash drive, you'll also have to add an APM-format partition table, which Windows can't handle natively. Your best bet is to use Mac OS X (on another PowerPC or Intel machine), or to boot into Linux and use dd and/or gparted to remake the flash drive in APM and copy the image contents.
     
  11. weckart macrumors 601

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    Rather than waste scarce DVD-DL on Windows, use cheap CD media to install Tiger and then burn Leopard from within that. You will have a better success ratio.

    Redownload your Leopard image and lock it before doing anything with it. Even a successful burn does not guarantee a bootable disc.
     
  12. LinuxUser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I just booted into Linux Mint, went to Disks and tried to restore ISO, the one I converted in PowerISO from a dmg file. And I still cannot get it to boot, which is a pain, gives me an error. I'm also all out of dual layer DVD's. Does anyone know where to get the single layer bootable DVD image for Leopard with the languages, et cetera removed?

    Sorry for late reply, been struggling these last few days.
     
  13. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    Might be worth downloading the installer again in iso format (instead of .dmg). This would eliminate the possibility that PowerISO corrupted things.
     

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