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    Jul 30, 2008
    Using external drive to load Leopard
    My iMac G5 built in super drive will not read the dual layer OSX Leoard disk. I have bought a dual layer DVD drive. The drive will read the "Opening" window , but that's it. Whenyou click the icon to install it reboots but then defaults to the internal drive. How can I get the external drive to be recgnized and boot from start up.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I guess I don't understand why your G5 Superdrive will not read the Leopard disk. 2X layer shouldn't matter for reading, only for writing.

    See if this Apple forum thread helps any. Read down to the middle of page.


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    Jan 29, 2008
    Mendocino, CA
    You can probably use Disk Utility or something to clone the Leopard disc to a partition on an external drive and boot from that.
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