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Hey guys. I've ALMOST created a bootable LiveCD of OS X 10.4.3 8F1111. I did this by getting Clone X, creating a dmg, dumping the dmg's contents, adding rosetta and the darwin bootloader, and finally putting it all into the original 10.4.3 install dvd image which I had emptied earlier. The big problem now is that when I boot the dvd, there are a bunch of errors regarding file permission, etc. I can't run repair disk permissions on this dmg in OS X because it its being mounted as read only. I need to use this dmg because i need the bootable information table at the beginning of the disk which references the darwin bootloader. I don't know how to append the boot table to a converted iso file because the file contains hfs partitions and UltraISO can only read, not write hybird cds. Can someone give me help in either getting a dmg to undergo repair disk permissions, or manually adding the boot table to the dmg file?

Btw, right now, i boot into wat looks like the single user mode shell. I'm almost certain that if i can get past this problem, the LiveCD will boot GUI.

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OMG I LOVE YOU MAN!!! ITS ABOUT TIME! MAJOR PROPS!!! (Now I cant wait till 10.4.4)

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A little more details: this was done using the program made by TED called CloneX. It runs using rosetta on 10.4.3 without a hitch. It creates a DMG file of your specified size and then adds essential system files. Then, it lets you choose watever applications you want to fill the free space left on your DMG. Then, you can either burn it or save it for later. What i did was I created a very basic dmg, then I viewed it using transmac. I found that almost all necessary files were included, and only the i386 folder in /usr/standalone and the rosetta folder in /usr/libexec were missing.

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Revenge, go to disk utility, select your DMG and click on the icon "convert". there you'll be able to make a read/write copy of it

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Thanks alot krazubu. The funny thing is that a few minutes ago, disk utility has just stopped working. *sigh. I'll do that as soon as the damn thing is ready again.

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Props! Would love to try to repair borked installs with this without having to boot in windows and run vmware :happymac:

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Ok, so ive converted the image. Now, how do i mount it read write? Its showing up as not writable still.

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change the red to your image name.

mount isoname.iso -readwrite -owners on

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Actually, the command to use is hdiutil attach -readwrite /imagename. I'm rebuilding the new image right now, and im gonna see if vmware's gonna work with it this time around.

UPDATE: i used hdiutil attach -readwrite -owners on /Live.dmg. It attached allowing me to verify disk permissions, but the damn thing came up with no valid packages found error.

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Good Luck!
I hope it works soon so you can share the wealth and we can have a working copy of 10.4.3
i can't stand my 10.4.1 anymore it doesn't like to do much with sound.
-V

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Got repair permissions to do the trick. I had to copy my /Library/Receipts folder over. Now, im waiting to get this thing back into windows and test it out using vmware. If I'm successful, you'll see a new thread up!

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Would the LiveCD/DVD work with SSE2 machines?

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If it works, it should because the CD/DVD would use watever mach_kernel file you used in the system you made the dmg in.

DAMMIT: I'm getting an error 1309 when trying to copy the image file to my iPod. I've just been delayed another 30 minutes at least, because now I'm going to do an image conversion in disk util and save it on my iPod.

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Thanks REVENGE!

Can't wait to see the final result!

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Quick note:
When you want to play with an image, use:

hdiutil attach filename.ext -shadow

and it'll mount it read/write, allow you to change it, but preserve it's original status (i.e. bootable iso, etc.) when you unmount it.

man hdiutil

for more details

Note - if you're burning a test disc, go into Disc Util and burn it *while mounted*.

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Thankyou mindslip, but right now i need to get this damned thing to my windows partition. This has proved to be an exceptional challenge due to the fact that FAT32 cannot accept files bigger than 4 gb. I've obtained stuffit and im splitting it right now.

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lol.. splitting files. is this what FART32 reduces us to? ;)

good work my friend, hope it works out.

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{censored}. Late last night, I was able to mount the converted iso of my dmg and try booting with VMWare again. This time, I got past the initial loading of kexts, but then I was shot down by a series of "error mapping module" errors to various things. Stuff about not being mach-o and dependencies not found/mapped. I will try to post a screenshot of the damn thing, but it looks like more tweaking needs to be done. I'm going to do some comparisons btw my image, the 10.4.3 installer dvd, and my actual system when I get back to my comp. In the meantime, any ideas?

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Attached screenshot of the error.

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These problems could be due to the lack of support for tiger, I'll play with it I'm bored anyhows :weight_lift:





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