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well i have a powerbook g4, and i used my usb enclosure for my hard drive, except i hooked up my dual layer burner and burned the image, worked fine...now im going to carbon copy my existing (internal) mac hard drive over to my (now i took the burner off and hooked up a 300 gig drive) usb drive...then im going to try installing it onto the internal hard drive...keep ya all updated

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i still havent figured out how to remove xcode so i can burn to a SL DVD. even though ive read about several people who managed to remove xcode.


so if someone could explain that in simple terms that would've been greatly appreciated.

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i'm in the same boat i burned the DL dvd and i get no entry sign. now i'm gonna try and remove xcode and do a single dvd, how do i remove xcode, as the dmg is read only

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it looks as if it works just usind disk utility and choosing convert, and converting the image to a read / write image, and then just remove xcode..

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it looks as if it works just usind disk utility and choosing convert, and converting the image to a read / write image, and then just remove xcode..

that won't do because the size is still the same!

How To:
get CarbonCopyCloner (CCC)

1.) create a new dmg-Image with Disk Utility (DVD-size, writable)
2.) Open the Leopard-Dmg with CCC and choose the new empty image created with Disk Utility as Aim.
3.) remove XCode-Folder
4.) click clone.

=> you'll get a new DVD-sized image.

don't forget to enable "bootable" in CCC-Prefs.

enjoy :D

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I have a few questions:

1) I'm using Transmission, and my torrent is downloading to a folder on my desktop. How do I get it to become a .dmg?

2) Could somebody make a guide on how to install the preview with an obviously single-layer drive 1.83Ghz MBP?

3) If I use Boot Camp to partition, can I keep my 10.4 and XP partitions intact while creating a third partition for 10.5?

4) If I use Boot Camp to partition, how should I go about formatting the partition to HFS+? Should I use my Tiger reinstall disk that came with the MBP?

Thanks for all your help, and I'm sorry if these questions have already been answered, but I didn't particularly find them in this thread...

Thanks again!

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Well, the file you're downloading is probably a .rar, so you'll just open it up and then you'll get the dmg. The single dvd thing is right above your post, I don't know much more than that

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For those of you that were asking about a method of installing Leopard without burning it to a DL DVD, here is how I did it.

1) Startup Carbon Copy Cloner (google it)
2) Mount the Leopard disk image (dmg)
3) In CCC, select source as "Leopard mounted image" and destination as any partition on your Hardrive or External Drive.
4) In CCC prefs, select make Bootable and DO NOT select Erase Volume. (if your destination volume is empty, who cares).
5) Press Clone.
6) When finished, go in Start Up Disk and select that install you just did and RESTART.
7) Leopard install appears and lets you install it where ever you want.
Just select your destination and cutomize it if you want .
8) You know the rest...enjoy and don't waste a DL DVD for nothing.

PS. This is how I did it on my PPC G5 iMAC.

Enjoy! :idea:


this is weird, i made a partition with boot camp, formatted it to HFS Journaled with my OSX discs ( rebooted)

and then followed your CCC guide, which seemed to work until i got to the part where i select which drive / partition i want to install leopard on... it only showed my tiger partition, and the ccc clone image was on leopard which was the only partition i could select ( obviously, the partition i made for testing 10.5 )

so now im not sure what to do.. :)


i couldnt burn the image to a DVD cause i only had one dvd left and i got a weird error saying it could not calibrate the laser to burn this disc.. ah well ill just buy some dvds tomorrow and burn it.


EDIT


Hey Wait! i think i did it ! i remembered there was a way to install without rebooting, just start OSInstall.mkpg from the dvd. now im installing it on the right partition =D

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it looks as if it works just usind disk utility and choosing convert, and converting the image to a read / write image, and then just remove xcode..


Ok, here's how to attach a dmg file as readwrite. Type this in terminal as a super user.

hdiutil attach -readwrite image.dmg

i'm pretty sure it will work though I don't have the Leopard preview yet. Once you have it mounted, you can change it. Then when you unmount it, it should be updated.

Good luck,

Paul

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thanks =D


btw now i have another weird graphical bug, the graphics only appear in the lower left corner so i cant get past the welcome procedure... ^_^

does anyone know something i can do to fix this ?

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I got the CD ready and everything, and it's all good. So, I plugged in an extra old laptop drive of mine, and it says it can use it to boot up. I was wondering if anybody knew how to fix this, thanks

edit*- looked at the info about it, and at Bootable it says "Yes", so I don't understand

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Hey I have a MBP 17" and have windows on it. I also have A 300GB extren HD CAn i partion That and run Leopard on The extern HD how do i Partion The exteranl HD thanks

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I think you should be able to do that by just using Disk Utility

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If i use disk utility will that erase my stuff on my drive or just create and extra partion b/c i have stuff on my drive taht cant be erased Thanks

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Meh! How do I do this?

Okay here's what I've tried so far:

1. Mounting the .dmg file, but it just booted to Tiger on the restart.
2. Restoring a partition of a Firewire HD with the dmg so that it has the installation disk, but it doesn't let you open the install file.

How did you guys who are on Leopard open the Install app?

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Ok, I got the dmg using unrarx, and tried transferring it to my firewire HD. It gets to the end of transferring, then an error comes up. I want to burn it to a DL disk, and not run it off an external HD. I transferred it to the external so I can put it on my PC that has a DL burner. Any suggestions?

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Ok, here's how to attach a dmg file as readwrite. Type this in terminal as a super user.

hdiutil attach -readwrite image.dmg

i'm pretty sure it will work though I don't have the Leopard preview yet. Once you have it mounted, you can change it. Then when you unmount it, it should be updated.

Good luck,

Paul


this is the error I got trying to do thes

xxx-computer:~ root# hdiutil attach -readwrite /Volumes/Leopard/mac.os.x.install.dvd.dmg
hdiutil: attach failed - Operation not permitted
xxx-computer:~ root#

but I know this has worked for other images

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Hey all, I did the following:

Intel iMac.

1. Mount image, insert iPod Firewire.

2. Parition iPod . GUID partition scheme, one 5.1 gig partition, one for the rest.

3. Restore image to the 5.1 gig partition.

4. Boot from the restored partition, install on second partition.

Now, you have a LeoPod ^_^.

To partition existing data intact, use iPartition or similar tools. These aren't free, though, and that GUID scheme isn't on by default either. So, I think formatting is not a choice... but a must.

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I Had an idea but so far cant impliment it

-open a 10.4.6 install disk image as hdiutil mount -readwrite {image.dmg}

delete all files except mac kernal and maxuss

then drag and drop all files from the 10.5 disk (except mach_kernal)

this has not work as of yet due to

some files are set as invisable and cannot be copied

the destination disk still only has 1GB avaliable (even though all files are deleted)

The reason I though about this approach is that then I can keep my boot partition from the 10.4.6 disk which we know can boot on an iHack as well as reducing the image size to a S/L DVD so hopefully us iHack users can atleast boot from an install DVD (in my case I will be experimenting with a DVD RW

Anyone know how to resize my now almost empty 10.4.6 DVD to handle these files as well as copying invisable files over?

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kiwi, I don't think it will work as Leopard does run on Darwin 9. Also, you need to include hidden files, permissions, etc. The Beta is horribly buggy as it is. A hack is unlikely.





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