Description: Dump leopard ISO to a HD partition , then install leopard from this partition.
No need burn a DVD. It's faster.
I have tried use Leopard's DiskUtil Restore a ISO to a partition , but can't boot from it.
This Leopard HD install helper v0.3 works well.
This software is chinese GUI , I take a snapshot and mark all chinses to english.(see english_gui.png)
Windows XP , 2000 , 2003 only , vista NOT Tested!
Step 1: Format a PRIMARY FAT32 partition . (Make sure no file or directory) <--- We called this partition as Install Partition
Step 2: Use DiskPart create a PRIMARY partition for leopard install in. See here <--- We called this partition as Destination Partition
Step 3: Run "Leopard HD install helper" and select a ISO file.
Step 4: Select the Install Partition and Click "Start" Button.
Step 5: When its done . reboot.
Now , you can install leopard from HD , the rest steps are same as use DVD to install. good luck!
NOTE: The "Start" button will disabled when the Install Partition has file or directory , check if has "System volume Information" directory. If "Start" button still disabled , try re-select iso file , try re-select target partition , try check , uncheck "write" checkbox. It's wierd.
If you want use this tool dump ISO to USB Stick , you must find some tool to hack the "Gray Start Button".
Tested ISO File:
iDeneb 10.5.4 v1.1.iso
Use as your own RISK!
If the Install Partition can't boot , please check the partition is active and it's ID is AF.
Otherwise , use partition tools such as Paragon Partition Manager change it.
Remober: Do NOT format the Install Partition. what you need to to is mark the Install Partition to active and change the ID of the Install Partition to AF.
The files boot1h , boot_v8 , boot in the attachment are necessary , be sure they with the main program ddmac.exe at same folder.
The recently release , such as iPC , iDeneb v1.4 was NOT compatible with Leopard HD Install Helper .
Because these all release use Chameleon-1.0.11 or PC_EFI v9.
When boot , it's show below infomation and stuck.
H0000003F ]-00000041 =00000001 }*!-007C87D7 =007C007E Y
Please goto below Post #3 to see Solution. Post #3 Update 2009-04-18
However if all recently release maker can made a little patch to add boot to root directory of ISO , that will be easy more.
First at all :
1.Use Leopard HD Installer Help(be sure uncheck the last two checkbox) dump iso to a Install Partition.
2. Download Chameleon-1.0.11 and dd for win. There is a file named boot1h in Chameleon-1.0.11 Package , use dd for win write boot1h to your Install Partition.
Guide of use dd for win write boot1h to Install Partition:
1.Use dd --list to find the NT Block Device Object name of your Install Partition , for example , found the NT Block Device Object name of your Install Partition is ?DeviceHarddisk0Partition3.
2. Backup two blocks of your Install Partition.
dd if=?DeviceHarddisk0Partition3 of=c:my_bak count=2 bs=512 3. write boot1h to Install Partition
dd if=c:boot1h of=?DeviceHarddisk0Partition3
Use this guide or this guide boot from BOOT-132 CD , then type the right Harddisk number.
Install MacDrive , then you can write HFS+ partition. so copy the file boot from Chameleon-1.0.11 to your root directory of Install Partition.