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OS 10.5 - Backup your supplied Leopard restore DVDs to hard disk (bootable)


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Hey I found this post:

How do I backup my restore DVDs to partition, and install off it, like a DVD

Which shows you how to backup your *Tiger* restore DVDs to a disk/partition in order that you may boot from the disk/partition to which you restored them, treating it as if it were the DVDs supplied with your Mac.

This also works in Leopard (I have a Santa Rosa Macbook). Here is a simplified version:

1/ open terminal and do (pay attention to upper and lower cases!!)

Code:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles true
<PRESS RETURN>

2/ open terminal (if you closed it before) and do:

Code:
killall Finder
<PRESS RETURN>

3/ Format a disk/partition with HFS+ extended to 20Gb, and rename it to "Mac OS X Install Disc 2" making sure all upper and lower case letters look the same as here.

4/ Insert the DVD "Mac OS X Install Disc 1" and *RESTORE* it to the partition using Disk Utility

5/ Insert "Mac OS X Install Disc 2" and browse it, then copy over the files/folders *HIGHLIGHTED* below, to the *ROOT* of the partition:



6/ open terminal and do:

Code:
 defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles false
<PRESS RETURN>

Code:
killall Finder
<PRESS RETURN>

Job done. You may now boot from this disk/partition and restore your Mac, as if you had the physical DVDs inserted.
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i always use disc utility to create a a new .cdr with CD Master/Slave, has always worked

???

EDIT: just read the bottom of your post, i see now.

ill leave my post though, could be useful to the Original Post.

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i always use disc utility to create a a new .cdr with CD Master/Slave, has always worked

???

EDIT: just read the bottom of your post, i see now.

ill leave my post though, could be useful to the Original Post.
The method I have just detailed, works flawlessly without any faffing around. I can see no reason for your method, but then again you haven't explained it particularly well.

Your explanation leaves a lot to the imagination; would you mind expanding?. Thanks.
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