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um i did, and i restarted my comp, the size never went down.. but its ok idc nemore, i found a diff way to install it, and im running leopard.

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Guys, I actually registered only to ask this.. long time lurker, this forum helped me out so much times.

The thing is this. Downloaded Leopard Retail version, opened in Disc Utility, followed guide, burned. I insert disc with C to boot from disc, and enter the wait, as I was told, for around an hour.
3 hours passed and I just gave up in despair. The loading screen just stayed with that dreaded animation. I clicked the shut down button, opened the iMac again, and tried burning in a different way - like in page 3, with Carbon. All went smooth until I again booted from the disc.
2 hours went and still loading, I just went to sleep. After 8 hours it's still the same, I just said "screw it" and aborted it again. Not a nice thing to wake up to..
Now I'm trying to download a different DMG that was proven to work, and this will do my 3rd DVD I'm wasting here. Can't say I'm happy at all with the situation. Anyone knows what the hell's going on?
Normally I won't bug you and go to MSJ.. but lately it's experiencing all kinds of failing to load, this time it just stays a white screen.

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I burned the install dvd sl-dvd .
When i boot up my mac it ejects the disc wether i hold down c or not, using a microsoft keyboard usb. works fine in tiger
if i insert the disc it continues to read and then pauses forever on the apple screen with the spinny wheel and after awhile you here the dvd drive stop reading the disc and it stays on that screen forever and a day. any ideas or am i not waiting long enough
using mac mini 2.0ghz 1gb 120gb

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Since I don't have a DL-DVD burner on my MacBook Pro i created a SL-DVD using your Method, this DVD boot fine but it stuck on Loading I leave it about 1 Hour and nothing Happen, Please tel Me how can I solve this problem, I absolutly need to Install a new System my tiger is not working well and my restore DVD are damaged.

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Hello,

I've burned 4 slightly different versions of OS X 10.5 on a SL disc using different methods posted on the web. Last one I tried was this one found here at the top of this thread.

Same problem: grey loading screen never ends... I have to manually shut the computer down.

Any new solutions to that problem?

Thanks,

Loa

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Will this method work on a RETAIL image or only on beta builds?

With all the trouble people are having with the install, would it be worth buying a couple of Dual Layer DVDs to avoid the aggravation??

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Worked on the final build for me.

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So is it really worth the aggravation to put it on (1) DVD-R versus buying a dual layer DVD-R?

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In squeezing my Leopard 10.5 dmg for burning via Disk Utility onto my SL-DVD, I first deleted all languages but Asian languages support, all printers and X-code tools, and burned the burn.sparseimage. I made it a 'read only' file and even tried clicking the gold lock to lock it prior to burning it. When I use it to boot up and hold the "C" button down, after 15 minutes the Leopard 10.5 OS X installer shows. It allows me to select my hard disk to install, even allows me "options" for archiving, saving network settings, etc...I choose "upgrade"...But after it verifies my created install DVD, a yellow exclamation point appears and says it can't locate the needed files to actually install Leopard. Yes, I already have Tiger 10.4 with its latest updates on my black Macbook Intel Core Duo 2ghz laptop. What have I done wrong??? I even even tried clicking on my main full Leopard 105 dmg file to start an upgrade to Leopard, but, to no avail. Please advise...

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hi to all....
Ok after five messed up DVD's i finally made it!
I removed the Xcode tools; and only these languages : Japanese, Italian, french, Dutch, german, korean and brazilian portuguese.
i Only removed these items and burned the damn thing and it installed fine on my Macbook after 5 DVDs where there was always the same error message about missing files. i believe that if you only remove these files you will be ok.

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btw, what did you install your leopard on? is it a MB or MBP? i had a problem installing the Leopard on my friend's black MacBook. I had no problem installing it on my MBP. it was a problem on hers.

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I finally got Leopard. I tried so many different methods (my MBP didn't like my DL-DVD although it was burnt successfully) and finally what I did was the following: I took the original Leopard image, used Carbon Copy Cloner, de-selected everything unneeded, so I could squeeze it to my 4GB USB stick, then I rebooted from the USB stick - the Leopard installer started. I fired up Disk Utility, formatted one of the partitions of my external HDD, then I quit the Leopard Installer to boot back into Tiger, where started the Disk Utility once again. I selected the Restore button, selected my Leopard image again and restored it to the newly formatted partition of my external HDD. Then I chose to boot from this partition and finally I could install Leopard! I also burned a SL-DVD, but either it doesn't work or I was not patient enough since I waited for a while for the Installer to launch, but after about ten minutes with the Spinning Ball I decided to give it up. I guess it should also work for thos who haven't a spare partition or an external HDD if they strip down Leopard to fit on a USB stick of at least 4GB (although I don't really know which components can be left out for the installation to install properly).

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Edit again: I did try to install from an external harddrive (firewire), but it still fails. I made a new post about it: http://forum.insanel...showtopic=79010

I'm trying to do this with an iBook G4 running Panther (10.3). I did the steps mentioned, sincetheiBookonlyhasacombodrive,IhavetoburnitonmyPC.I'vetriedconverting thefinalimage(Itriedrestoringtheequivalentofburn.sparseimagetobotha
new sparseimage, like it says in the guide,andtoadmg)toisousingthehdiutilconvert command,and I also triedwithConverso!,andthentransferittomyPCandburnitusingImgBurn.

However, the iBook can't boot from the DVD. I get the confused folder icon, or whatever you want to call it. Disk Utility claims the DVD is bootable though:
Posted Image

Any suggestions how to solve this problem? Since it's a PPC Mac, it can't boot from a USB HDD, otherwise I would do that. I don't have a FW enclousure.

Could it be Panther's Disk Utility that's the problem, or maybe the conversion from sparseimage/dmg to iso?


Edit: Hmm, my message keeps getting messed up. Letters disappear and line breaks get inserted randomly. I hope it's still readable.

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im having trouble with the volumes/dump/system step. it says the folder cannot be found. please help!!

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hey guys, i have followed all the instructions for creating the image down to lower size , n i did, but the thing is that my macbook dont have a dvd burner built in..... so how do u burn it to backup ? can i burn it in a pc?

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ONLY FOR MAC USERS

What you need

1. Original Leopard developers seed (.dmg)(6.55Gb)
2. One blank DVD (+1 backup blank just in case you screw up)
3. Mac OS X 10.4.X Tiger (This is important, cos leopard screws up disc burning)
4. 6.55Gb+6.55Gb+4.7Gb=17.8Gb of harddisc space


Method

1. Mount the Original Leopard DMG (jus double click u idiot!!)
2. Open Disc Utility (under Applications -> Utilities)
3. Click on New Image (at the top u fool!!)
4. Name the image as dump (save on desktop!!)
5. Put the type as sparse image
6. Put the size as DL-DVD (8Gb), and click create

7. Mount dump.sparse
8. In disc utility, select the dump image (on left side) and click the restore tab
9. Drag the mounted Mac OS X Install DVD to the Restore from field
10. Drag the mounted dump (on left side) to the Restore to field (or equivalent)
11. Click Restore and wait.. (have some patience... ZEN...)

12. Once that is done, open up the dump mounted image
13. Remove the Developers Tools (xcode folder) under Optional Installs
14. Use finder's Go to Folder option and navigate to /Volumes/dump/System
15. Go to Installation -> Packages
16. Proceed to remove anything that has Printer in it (u can always get from vendors)
17. Proceed to remove all languages that you do not need (except for asianlanguagessupport)
18. Verify in Disc Utility on the size of your dump (should be 4.3Gb or less)

19. Return to Disc Utility
20. Click on New Image
21. Name the image as burn (save on desktop!!)
22. Put the type as sparse image
23. Put the size as SL-DVD(4.7Gb), and click create
24. Select the burn image and click the restore tab
25. Drag the mounted dump (on left side) to the Restore from field
26. Drag the mounted burn (on left side) to the Restore to field (dont mix up!!!)
27. Click Restore and wait.. (have some patience... ZEN...)

28. Once its done, burn it to DVD (in Tiger, not leopard)
29. Shut down computer
30. Restart computer (pressing C after power) - It will take some time to load the dvd (15 ou 20 mts)

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I try to follow the step where it says click dump image in disk utillity and hit restore tab. Ok i do this and add the Mac OS X Install DVD to the restore source part put it wont let me pick a destination and the restore button is not clickable??? please help me. :)


ok... i got it... i just had a blonde moment. sorry. i dont usually have those.

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Followed the jist of the instructions, but used Burn instead of disk utility (works fine). I booted this on a Dual 2.0ghz G5 and the boot time was over 5 minutes, during which the fans were full blast for an extended amount of time. Booted fine, the fans made me feel sketchy about the process; although thats more than likely unrelated to the Disc.

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Alright, it worked for me. Had to lock the burn.sparseimage through Right-Clicking it on desktop, Get Info, and hit Locked. Then I burned from Disk Utility, and it worked like OMG UBER MAJIC

Btw, I'm new, and I hope you guys don't think I'm a leecher, because this community is great, and I hope to get involved!

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Never mind. Failure. It couldn't find the sufficient files. I have a feeling that this is an unknown problem. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!





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