[MacOS] Install Leopard from .dmg Image to your System
March 16th, 2008
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This time we're gonna install Leopard from a .dmg image instead from DVD. The purpose is having a repair and recovery system by the hand in case you need it. My story is this: after having had a clean install of Leopard finished and having had applied all the updates, my MBP simply crashed again and again (two mouse pointers error - I found a solution in the meantime: that bug belongs to the Leopard Graphics Update - read it here howto fix it
), since at that point I could not fix it, I then decided to reinstall. Something seemed fishy and would hopefully be gone after another fresh install. But as you expect: the same problem occurred again. I then decided to restore my previous tiger install and installed the Leopard DVD to a second partition. This way nothing can stop me, whereever I am, whatever does not work...
Ok what to do now?
Now, let the game begin...
- You don't have a bootcamp partition installed
- means your harddrive is single partitioned
- You got Tiger installed
- You know the size of your harddrive (you can also find out in "Disk Utility")
- Insert Leopard installation DVD into your drive
- Start "Disk Utility" to make a .dmg image of your installation DVD (see picture)
- click the
Mac OS X Install DVD (highlight it) and choose
Read as type of image and name it
Mac OS X Install DVD(see picture)
- Wait forever (15-20minutes)
- Close Diskutility and
- Open terminal and enter:
sudo diskutil resizeVolume disk0s2 139G "HFS+" "LeoInst" 10G
(in this example the total harddrive size is 149GB = "139G + 10G")
- This command resizes the first partition to 139GB and generates a second partition formated in "HFS+" with size of 10GB. The name of the second partition will be
LeoInst (disk0s1 is in this case the EFI partition - see here, what makes the EFI partition so interesting, system partition starts at disk0s2 - that's the partition we're gonna resize and split into disk0s2 and disk0s3)
- After having executed this command successfully you need to
- After reboot open "Disk Utility" again
- You should now see two partitition on your harddrive (see picture)
- Click on the second partition named "LeoInst"
- Click "Restore"
- As Source choose your
Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg image (should be located on the desktop!)
- As destination drag and drop the second partition called "LeoInst"
- click "Restore"
- Wait about forever to have the DVD copied to your drive (again 15-20mins)
- Close Disk Utility
- Go to "System Preferences" and choose "Startup Disk"
- Choose your
Mac OS X Install DVD (which is in fact now a partition) as start volume
- reboot system and install Leopard
These instructions are intended to be applied to genuine Apple systems rather than HackMacs. In my case I used my MacBook Pro. Because of the different .kexts to be applied to HackMacs this guide will not work
for those systems! Be warned!
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