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    Jan 07, 2012
    Install OSX from USB stick
    I have a friends macbook that im trying to upgrade to Leopard. (not enough memory for Snow, Lion). Im trying to create a live USB to install the OS from. The problem is that the Disk Utility is missing from this pc, so I cant put the dmg image of Leopard on. I tried using Windows with TransMac Utility that formats the usb to the mac only standard and burns the image to it. But when I plug it in to mac its says that the usb is unrecognizable. Is there any other solution I can use to upgrade using USB stick?
    thank you

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    Apr 26, 2008
    iPad Pro 12.9 latest iOS
    Buy the retail copy of the Leopard installation disks ( the black set ) and install from there.

    Cheers ... McBie
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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    As McBie says the solution is to lash out, spend money and purchase Leopard for your friend. Second hand editions are available for about $100 on eBay and such. Buy a black retail install DVD only as no silver/grey version will work.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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