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Default How to: USB Install (no DVD drive) - 10-27-2008, 12:18 AM

Noob Friendly Tutorial:
First, watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui26Ggca4yM&fmt=18

To make your OSX Leopard install thumb drive (must be 8gb or better):
You will need access to an Intel Mac (PPC Disk Utility is broken)

On a Mac, insert the thumb drive into a USB port. Insert the Leopard DVD.
Open Disk Utility
Click on the Leopard DVD on the left.
Then click New Disk Image from the icons at the top row of Disk Utility
Agree to the defaults and let it go.
When it's done, the top menu bar (top of the screen) click Images, click Scan for Restore, and find the image you just created. Let it scan the image.
When that is done, click on the thumb drive on the left, you want to click on it's partition, that's the one below where it says the brand and size of the drive.
On the right will appear a tab that says "Restore" Click that.
Source: Click Image, and find the DMG you just created.
For Destination, drag that partition from your thumb drive on the left to this opening.
Check the box for "Erase Destination", and click restore.
Your drive has to be at least 8gb. This should also work with USB hard drives and the like.
When that's done, your OSX drive should pop up it's own finder window. Close that, eject the drive.

To make the Type11 (Boot132) Boot drive (128mb or better):
You will need access to a Windows machine.

* Format the USB stick in the FAT32 format.
* Download Syslinux 3.63
* Expand that zipfile. In the win32 subdirectory there is an executable called syslinux.exe. At the command line, run syslinux -ma f: (assuming F: is the drive letter referring to your freshly formatted USB stick; replace with the correct one if necessary)
* Copy the contents of the Type11 ISO file (not the image itself) to the USB stick, taking care not to overwrite anything that syslinux put on the USB stick (it only placed one file on the stick)
* You now have a bootable Type11 (Boot132).

Insert the Leopard thumb drive into a USB slot on the right hand side of the Mini9, and insert the Boot132 thumb drive into a slot on the left. Turn on the machine, make sure USB Legacy is Enabled in the BIOS. Press 0 while booting to get the boot menu, choose USB Drive, you should see some SYSLINUX text zipping across the screen, when you get a prompt, hit enter. You'll proceed to boot up into the Leopard installer.

See the Type11 install method for the rest of the instructions.


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Default Re: USB Install - 12-11-2008, 02:21 PM

when i try to run syslinux on a windows machine. it opens up for a split second and disappears. i cant type in the command.

am i doing something wrong?

thanks for the help.
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Default Re: USB Install - 12-11-2008, 02:58 PM

You need to open a command session. In your start menu, select option "Run", then type the following command: "cmd" (without quotes). The navigate to the directory of the syslinux command and execute it there.


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Default Re: USB Install - 12-11-2008, 06:41 PM

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You need to open a command session. In your start menu, select option "Run", then type the following command: "cmd" (without quotes). The navigate to the directory of the syslinux command and execute it there.
ok i got that far. i must be retarded cause i cant make it "run"

it says 'run' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

thanks for the help though
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Default Re: USB Install - 12-11-2008, 07:39 PM

No, don't type "Run", select the Run command on the start menu. Hang on, I'll see if I can find a screenshot somewhere (as I run Ubuntu on my laptop).


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Default Re: USB Install - 12-11-2008, 07:42 PM

From http://commandwindows.com/runline.htm:



Then the following will pop up:



Then you need to type cmd and press return.


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Default Re: How to: USB Install (no DVD drive) - 02-23-2009, 03:41 AM

whenever i try to click restore i get
Code:
An error (2) occurred while copying. (No such file or directory)
or
Code:
An error (16) occurred while copying. (Resource busy)
im using disk utility on a MacBook with tiger installed. would this have anything to do with it?
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Default Re: How to: USB Install (no DVD drive) - 02-25-2009, 05:58 AM

is there anyway to do this with linux instead of windows?
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Default Re: How to: USB Install (no DVD drive) - 02-26-2009, 06:04 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by murfy++
whenever i try to click restore i get
Code:
An error (2) occurred while copying. (No such file or directory)
or
Code:
An error (16) occurred while copying. (Resource busy)
im using disk utility on a MacBook with tiger installed. would this have anything to do with it?
Is it an Intel MacBook, or a G4/G5 Macbook? The PPC version of DiskUtility is broken.


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Default Re: How to: USB Install (no DVD drive) - 02-26-2009, 08:12 PM

well its my girlfriends macbook so i don't really know the in's and outs of it...(never used a mac before ) i do believe it's an intel. it has an intel processor listed in "about this mac." It's one of the "older" solid white macbook laptops (one that came out right before the new ones with the "no button" mouse) it's running tiger (i don't know if that would affect it) ... but i am pretty sure (95%) it was because i wasn't using a retail version of osX. Being the dumb dumb that i am i have been trying to avoid it. But...i have it on order from my school bookstore. (only $69!!! ) so hopefully it will be in by next week sometime. I have been trying to get it for a week now but with a price like $69 its has been flying off the shelf.

If it turns out that the mac i have wont work, The computer lab at my school has a few desktops set up.


the macbook im using looks like this http://www.amitbhawani.com/Images/macbook-Amit.jpg
 

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