I will be creating instructions on how to make a single layer backup soon. I just wanted to get this up as soon as possible. If you notice any mistakes, or have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please let me know.
Note 1: Toast 9 Titanium is required for this guide. Versions lower than 9 most likely will NOT work. Toast 7 has been confirmed as NOT working. I am attempting to find a way around this, though it may involve windows .
Note 2: No quotes are required for any of the commands below, they are only there to separate the commands from the instructions.
Part A) Extract HFS+ Partition from retail dvd.
The retail dvd contains partitions a boot camp partition among other things. We only want the HFS+ partition.
1. Insert the disk and open disk utility
2. If you are using an actual disk, In the left sidebar, click "Mac OS X Install DVD" right under the name of your dvd drive.
3. If you have a retail disk image, mount it and click "Mac OS X Install DVD" in the left sidebar, under the name of the disk image.
4. From the top icons, select new image.
5. Save as a "read/write" image.
Part B ) Create modified OSInstall.mpkg to allow MBR installs (optional, you may skip this step if you don't need MBR or will be using a premodified OSInstall.mpkg)
1. Open terminal and type: "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES"
2. Restart finder by holding the option key and right clicking (or click and hold the left mouse button) the finder icon in the dock. Select "Restart Finder".
3. In terminal type "xar" to see if xar is installed. *Note* to compile and install xar you will need xcode tools to be installed.
4. If it is not installed (command not found), download it from:
6. Install xar by going to the directory you extracted it to and typing in terminal:
./configure make sudo make install7. Create a folder "OSInstall" on your desktop
8. From your Disk image, copy the file /system/installation/packages/OSInstall.mpkg to the folder you just created.
9. In terminal, type "cd ~/desktop/OSInstall" and then "xar -x -f ./OSInstall.mpkg"
10. Move the file OSInstall.mpkg out of your OSInstall folder and back onto the desktop.
11. Open the file in your OSInstall folder "Distribution" in textedit.
12. Delete the line "eraseOptionAvailable='true'" (it's near the beginning)
13. Save and close the file.
14. In terminal, make sure you are in your OSInstall folder and type:
"xar -c -f OSInstall.mpkg *"
Part C) Replace original OSInstall.mpkg with modified file. (Complete this step if you require an MBR installation)
1. Make sure the disk image we created in part A is mounted.
2. Navigate to /system/installation/packages and delete the OSInstall.mpkg file there. Copy the OSInstall.mpkg we created in part B to this folder.
3. Unmount the image.
Part C1) If you want to create a Single Layer DVD. *note* – a single layer dvd will take significantly longer to boot than a dual layer one.
1. Mount your Leopard image if it is not already mounted.
2. In Finder, navigate to your mounted image, and delete the following files/folders:
o /Optional Installs/Xcode Tools/
2a. In /System/Installation/Packages, delete all files that are the name of a language, as well as any that are printer drivers.
3. Empty the Trash.
4. Open Disk Utility. Create a new image with these options:
- Volume Name: Mac OS X Install DVD
- Volume Size: 4.14GB (custom)
- Volume Format: Mac OS Extended
- Encryption: None
- Partitions: No partition map
- Image Format: read/write disk image
5. Unmount the newly created image.
6. Open Carbon Copy Cloner.
7. Under source, choose the mounted leopard dvd.
8. Under target, choose your newly created image.
9. Cloning options: Backup everything
10. Press Clone and type your password at the prompt.
11. Unmount your original leopard image.
Part D) Create your DFE disk image (skip this step if you already have your own working DFE disk image)
1. Mount generic.iso
2. Copy all files from generic.iso to a new folder on your desktop named "MKIso"
3. Unmount generic.iso
4. Mount INITRD.IMG from your MKIso folder.
5. In the "/Extra/Extensions" folder of the mounted image, add any extensions you need to boot your machine.
6. For all added extensions, right click them and select "show package contents"
7. Open the Info.plist file in textedit, located in either the folder "Contents" or in the root folder of the extension itself.
at the end of the info.plist file, right before the final:
</dict> </plist>9. Save the file.
10. Repeat this process for ALL extensions you add to the folder.
11. Unmount INITRD.IMG
12. Open terminal and enter:
hdiutil makehybrid -o ~/Desktop/new.iso ~/Desktop/MKIso/ -iso -eltorito-boot ~/Desktop/MKIso/ISOLINUX.BIN -no-emul-boot
Part E) Creating the final disk image
1. Open Toast Titanium
2. Click the "Copy" Tab
3. Select Disc Image Merge
4. For "Select ISO Image…" open new.iso from your desktop
5. For "Select Mac Image…" open your modified leopard image.
6. Save as disk image.
7. Burn your newly created image!
Part F) Installing Leopard and the bootloader
1. Install Leopard using your new dvd.
2. Once installation is complete, restart, once again booting from the dvd.
3. When the DVD countdown begins, press F8.
4. Press ESC to choose another boot device.
5. Enter 80 for first hard drive, 81 if you installed leopard on second hard drive.
6. Press enter.
7. Select the partition you installed leopard on and press enter again.
8. Once in Leopard, use OSX86Tools to install the chameleon bootloader.
9. Delete the /boot file at the root of your hard drive.
10. Replace this file with the boot file from Boot-132.
11. Copy the /extra/extensions folder you created earlier to the root of your hard drive.
12. Restart without the DVD and hope for the best. If any errors occur, boot from the DVD again as before and troubleshoot.
- generic.iso (originally posted by f41qu3
- Carbon Copy Cloner
- OSX86 Tools - http://######.com/
- Xcode Tools can be found on your leopard/tiger dvd or by registering a free ADC account.
- Modified OSInstall.mpkg.zip 853.33KB 3143 downloads (for 10.5.1 disk image, may work with other versions)
- boot132 boot file - BOOT.zip 39.53KB 1358 downloads