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I'm thinking it would be quite cool if someone put together a live cd that booted directly into a "Target Disk mode" type of environment. I realize the real code is not portable since it is part of Openfirmware and EFI but a simulated version would be quite handy and would be a classy finishing touch to the rest of the osX86 work.

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... or an OSX86 LiveCd? i've seen mentions of this on the Wiki, but nothing specific as to whether work was ever "finished". The problem I'm having is that everytime I try tweaking any of my Kexts, I wind up spending hours in SingleUser mode, trying to get back to where I started.

 

While you can use MacDrive on a Windows partition, or Linux, to access the OSX86 partition and copy files... it would be more convenient for many to be able to copy an image over via FireWire from an alternate machine. You can always use Disk Utility on the Install DVD, but access from a LiveCD would be more flexible.

 

For a while I had two installs of OSX86 on two partitions, and tweaking my Install was a breeze.

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Apologies for carrying on a thread with myself here - I'm assuming others will be interested in this (perhaps mistakenly).

 

So, there's actually an old post that outlines how to make a Live CD from your 10.4.8 Install:

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/lofiversion/i...php/t32980.html

 

Next best thing to Target Mode - boot to the Live CD you made, connect via AFP to your alternate computer. Lanch Disk Utility, save an image of your internal drive over the network to your alternate machine.

 

( While, you would think you should be able to this in Disk Utility from the Utilities menu on the Install Disc itself, it seems to give me errors, regardless of which destination I choose - internal hdd, firewire volume, usb volume, etc )

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