Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2007
    Posts
    78
    Installing OS X 10.4 from ISO image?
    So I had a dilemma last week where I'm trying to help a friend reinstall OS X 10.4 on his G4 MDD tower.
    I felt obligated to help with his issues because I sold him the tower about a year ago.

    Problem was, the Tiger install disk was damaged (looks like some type of heat of water mark.) So I had someone kind enough to burn a copy of a Tiger DVD (thanks John!) as a backup.

    Problem is, the I have is just an ISO image of Tiger. I can mount the image when I have the computer on and see the installer, but when I reboot the computer as it asks me to do, it just takes me back to the desktop.

    How do you get the computer to see/mount the ISO image when it's re-booting so that the OS can be installed?

    Thanks for any suggestion-

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Aug 21, 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    233
    Specs:
    2.66Ghz Penryn C2D iMac
    Burn it to a disc, that's the easiest remedy I can think of.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2007
    Posts
    78
    Quote Originally Posted by ErikJenkins1187 View Post
    Burn it to a disc, that's the easiest remedy I can think of.

    That's the problem. It is already on a DVD. It's just an ISO image of Tiger on a DVD.

    My problem is, how do I get the computer to install OS X from the ISO image?
    Is it not possible to boot from the image?

    Thanks

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Aug 20, 2005
    Location
    Redlands, CA
    Posts
    739
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 15" 2ghz/2GB/250gb/SD - White Macbook 2.16ghz/2.5GB/250GB/SD
    You need to take the .ISO file and burn it to a DVD.

    This will make the .ISO file bootable, which is what you need.

    You can do this on a PC using a .ISO burning program, or on a Mac using Toast.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2007
    Posts
    78
    Quote Originally Posted by JGruber View Post
    You need to take the .ISO file and burn it to a DVD.

    This will make the .ISO file bootable, which is what you need.

    You can do this on a PC using a .ISO burning program, or on a Mac using Toast.
    Thanks John-

    So say, just dragging the ISO image to the desktop and then burning it to another DVD using Disk Utility won't do the same thing?

    Or will doing that just basically make a copy of the disk I already have?

    My wife has a Windows PC, so I'll also look into burning a disk with an iso program.

    Thanks again for any help-

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Aug 20, 2005
    Location
    Redlands, CA
    Posts
    739
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 15" 2ghz/2GB/250gb/SD - White Macbook 2.16ghz/2.5GB/250GB/SD
    To be honest, I've never burnt a .ISO file with Disk Utility, if you are going to do it on the PC, download an app called Imgburn - it's freeware and burns ISO's pefrect.

  7. #7

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,898
    Specs:
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    You can download Burn which is Free for OSX. It will work the same way as the PC program you are used to. Disk Utility will do it but if you are more comfortable with an application, download Burn.

    Burn

  8. #8

    leopard-user1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2009
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    531
    Specs:
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, not unibody
    Quote Originally Posted by JGruber View Post
    You need to take the .ISO file and burn it to a DVD.

    This will make the .ISO file bootable, which is what you need.

    You can do this on a PC using a .ISO burning program, or on a Mac using Toast.
    Or you can just use Disk Utility.

    (from scienceteecher.com)
    17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. install Windows 7 Ultimate on bootcamp, SP1 ISO is okay as the ISO image?
    By tamaras82 in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-28-2012, 10:52 AM
  2. rip CD to .iso / create .iso image
    By fivepoint0ne in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-24-2012, 04:21 PM
  3. Burn an ISO image for a PC
    By JonnyAlpha in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-04-2009, 08:39 AM
  4. Convert HFS+ ISO image to Hybrid HFS+/ISO9660 ISO image
    By dark_elf in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-27-2007, 01:45 PM
  5. How do I burn an iso image
    By trp_m in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-28-2004, 02:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •