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Ok, Here's a short and quick foolproof guide to making a SL-DVD leopard install disc for 9a559... And this method works across the board for all other builds also..

 

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 and click the restore tab

9. Drag the mounted Mac OS X Install DVD to the Restore from field

10. Drag the mounted dump 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 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 languages that you do not need (like french, german)

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 to the Restore from field

26. Drag the mounted burn 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)

 

 

PS: Mods please sticky this as a resource for people who wanna make their own SL-DVD leopard install discs

hmm... i followed all the instructions, removing the xtools as well as getting rid of a few languages all to fit in one dvd but when i try to install, it tells me that installer could not be started because not all of the needed files were found.. help...?

hmmm nope, it still doesn't install. i unchecked printer drivers, X11 is still checked

looks like you can't erase as many languages as you like. It seems that you can only erase Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, and Polish. Can't erase German or French cuz it's necessary for an "upgrade" for the Mac OS X operating system.

any way to get around this problem? if i don't erase more than those 3 languages, i can't reduce my file size

I have the same problem, the DVD I burned boots just fine, but after I get through all of the Install instructions, it says it can't install because it is missing parts, please restart and try again. The one I burned I erased ALL languages. Going to try another one without removing languages, just what YoMuS says above. Maybe you could post it on Usenet or the Pirate Bay or something (your disc image). Just an idea.

Ok, Here's a short and quick foolproof guide to making a SL-DVD leopard install disc for 9a559... And this method works across the board for all other builds also..What you need1. 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 spaceMethod1. 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 image6. Put the size as DL-DVD (8Gb), and click create7. Mount dump.sparse8. In disc utility, select the dump image and click the restore tab9. Drag the mounted Mac OS X Install DVD to the Restore from field10. Drag the mounted dump 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 image13. Remove the Developers Tools under Optional Installs14. Use finder's Go to Folder option and navigate to /Volumes/dump/System15. Go to Installation -> Packages16. Proceed to remove anything that has Printer in it (u can always get from vendors)17. Proceed to remove languages that you do not need (like french, german)18. Verify in Disc Utility on the size of your dump (should be 4.3Gb or less)19. Return to Disc Utility20. Click on New Image21. Name the image as burn (save on desktop!!)22. Put the type as sparse image23. Put the size as SL-DVD(4.7Gb), and click create24. Select the burn image and click the restore tab25. Drag the mounted dump to the Restore from field26. Drag the mounted burn 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)PS: Mods please sticky this as a resource for people who wanna make their own SL-DVD leopard install discs
Anyone know how to modify it so it will install on an 800MHZ powerbook G4?

for me, i removed all my languages except english, and in the installer screen, i deselected all the languages... if u need some specific languages, do keep them... note that this has only been tried on clean install... but i think it shouldnt be a problem for upgrade... try removing really odd languages that u will never understand like chinese and korea and jap (i know all 3 languages anyway... but i dun need them on my os anyway)

 

 

EDIT: There's no way u can modify it to install inside 800Mhz PPC unless u hack into the installer and disable the hardware checks... And in that case, even if u did install, like what apple has said, the experience for 800Mhz PPC is terrible... So u might wanna consider sticking to tiger for now and wait for 10.4.11... thats my 2cents...

Worked great on my G4 - look in my sig - but as it is running a little slower than my OSX 10.4.10 installation I have kicked it off the second drive and am back to 9.2 and 10.4.10 again.

Probably will install Leopard - gold when new software demands it. But for me there is no real need to switch to Leopard for a while.

Nice eyecandy, different from OSX 10.4, not sure if I like all the changes though....

probably have gotten used to the 10.3 and 10.4 look for years now. Time for a change....not yet ;)

Hi, can anyone help me here please.

 

I have followed all the instructions and all ok for burning the dvd. I get to that last minute of installation and it crashes. I have even downloaded another copy of leopard burnt to SL DVD and the same thing happens at the end of installation.

 

In the log error I get,

 

localhost /Volumes/Mac Leopard/private/tmp/scripts.RzeB/ ./postinstall[426] File does not exist, Will create /Volumes/Mac /leopard/Library/prefernces/com.apple.pcast_integration.plist

 

Then I get

 

Could not save crash report to disk

 

Then I get a huge list of the crash report.

 

Like I said I downloaded Leopard again in case I had a problem with the first download. I have burnt several DVDs and have also gone through the process of creating a SL DVD several times, and I get the same thing happening.

 

I have the new (only couple weeks old) iMac 2.4 ghz C2D with 3gb ram. I am running Tiger on my iMac

 

Any help would be very much appreciated.

 

Thanks

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