View Full Version : CReating a boot Leopard install drive from a dvd

09-22-2008, 05:23 AM
Hi people

I use a MacBook Pro 17 Core2 and i want to be able to install Leopard from my Hard Drive instead of a DVD.

Now i made a DMG file of the DVD, verified and all., But when i try to RESTORE the Leopard Image to the drive with Disk Utilities i get error 2 or 16.

I am using a Firewire 320GB HD.

Can anyone advise a step by step way to get this done so i can Boot "Leopard installer" from my external HD?


09-22-2008, 08:09 AM
I think you'd just use "Backup - all files" from the DVD to a volume on your drive, but as I recall recent DVDs have complained that they need to run from the 'original media'.

09-22-2008, 08:25 AM
i only have the DMG file here, any ideas?

09-22-2008, 08:45 AM
You could try opening the DMG and copying from its volume to the drive.

09-22-2008, 04:03 PM
ok how do you do this?

I am assuming i simply mount the DMG and then clone it to a HARD drive?

09-22-2008, 05:20 PM
That's right. Open the DMG, then select its volume in the source pop-up, the destination you want, and "Backup - all files" with Smart Update or Erase, then copy.

09-22-2008, 06:11 PM
you sure it will boot from the hard drive then?

When i tried last time it kept saying volume al ready mounted in the rror log.

just asking

at the moment i finally managed to restore the DMG file with "Disk Utility" by apple, saying copying blocks for the last 3 hours at 3 percent.

ill try your method after, i just have a hard time understanding how it will work since the system needs to be blessed , some say in forums ( ifound goggling)

09-22-2008, 06:15 PM
SuperDuper blesses; that's what "Make bootable" is.

09-22-2008, 07:07 PM
thanks for your help so far, im stuck at Preparing your mac osx Install DVD for ages here, is there a problem with me using a 2.5 Firewire partition of 10GB?

I started fine with a 2.5 10GB partition of a USB drive too but i heard clunks and pulle dit out realizing it was stuck.

Let me know if Fire wire is ok and if it takes longer


09-22-2008, 09:55 PM
Should be fine, perhaps you need to restart your Mac.

09-23-2008, 12:24 AM
Restarting did the trick

Finished in 13 minutes, no other applications running.

I was hopin to again move even that image to the USB 2.5 drive, cuase its a 300GB and i want to make it a back up of my internal MacBook Pro files as well as a DVD close bt i get this error too now.

| 06:43:37 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Repairing permissions on Mac OS X Install DVD
| 06:43:38 AM | Info | Error detected (-9997) while verifying/repairing permissions disk disk2s2 Mac OS X Install DVD
| 06:43:38 AM | Error | ****FAILED****: result=256 errno=22 (Unknown error: 0)
Any advise would be appreciated.

I am suspicious that my USB drive making strange noize means its bad :(

09-23-2008, 07:50 AM
Turn off permission repair.

09-23-2008, 08:31 AM
Turn off permission repair.

cheers it works