Now, with the live osx cd, it will great fun to try it out in a store and test it out on a computer/laptop that I have my eyes on. Even more fun is to watch the sales staff watch as the OS boots up. It is the simple things in life that appeal to me.
I already did this with my 10.4.4 live /install DVD and it was big fun
back to topic:
Back in town for the weekend I had some time to write down the "how to" for you.
I`m not shure if I replaced the keychain folder in
/private/etc/Ramdisk/contents/private/var/root/Library/ ,test it.
How to create a 10.4.8 live DVD:
-follow semthex`s guide to install 10.4.8 onto a seperate partition,
boot 10.4.8 enable root user and make it autologin
install your favorite apps and setup your preferences and so on.
open keychain access and delete your keychains
-reboot and check if everything is working (all permissions correct?)!
-reboot to your first OS X install (not the 10.4.8 you just created!)
-open teminal and mount a jas or myzar osx install iso you have laying around
"hdiutil attach dragyourimagehere -readwrite" without quotes
save the automount folder for later use
-delete everything inside the image we just need the boot sector
finder won`t allow you to delete the .trashes and desktop db/df files, it`s ok.
-open Disk Utility ,select the empty iso and click restore
as source drag in the new 10.4.8 hd install you created
as destination the iso
click restore (don`t check Erase Destination)
-wait (time for some hot coffee/girlfriend)
-done? fun? ok save the /private/var/root/Library/Preferences folder for later use
delete the private folder and replace it with my patched one.
cut the following folders
and paste them into
and paste it into
and paste into
now paste in the following symlinks
paste in back the automount folder
paste in the RamDisk command into /usr/bin/
paste in /System/Installation/CDIS
delete the /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
add the kernel flags -v -legacy in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist
-v is not needed if you specify a fixed ramdisk size in /private/etc/rc
Attention! changing the kernel afterwards will not work because of the kernelcache
please test if this works for you and post your results here, ty
It`s pure fun to have an OS X live DVD.
ps.:for a install dvd you have to repack the EssentialSystemSoftwareGroup.
open osinstall.mpkg with pacifist and take a look at it.
edit:the zip should be ok nowhttp://www.mediafire.com/?8njmmzjj04i