So I just put Leopard on a single layer dvdr...

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  1. Raider007

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    let me tell you, it' takes a while. Anywayss, I don't have a mac at home that can burn dual layer media. So i needed to get rid of some stuff on the leopard install. here is basically what I did: It takes about an hour or so over all, and the disc is bootable. and it also taks about 10-15 minutes too bootup. but i'm running leopard now so :bowdown:

    How to install Leopard with only single layer DVD media

    OK, I have just created a bootable copy of the Leopard install DVD using the following method:

    1. Open the Leopard installation DVD using Disk Utility.

    2. Using the Disk Utility, create a new dual layer (8.5GB) sparse image called leopard (actual filename will be leopard.sparseimage) and mount it.

    3. Restore the Leopard installation DVD to the mounted leopard.sparseimage (not the image file.)

    4. Open the mounted leopard.sparseimage with Finder, and delete the XCodeTools directory., some of the languages, and get rid of the printer drivers

    5. Unmount the mounted leopard.sparseimage.

    6. Using the Disk Utility, create a new single layer (4.4GB) spare image called boot (actual filename will be boot.sparseimage) and mount it.

    7. Restore the leopard.sparseimage image file to the mounted boot.sparseimage (not the image file.)

    8. Unmount the mounted boot.sparseimage.

    9. Burn the boot.sparseimage to your single layer DVD media.
     
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  3. Raider007

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    i see you're having the same text overlap issues too...
    figure that one out yet? how to fix it?
     
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    use safari :dunno:
     
  5. skolen

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    Yea, I tried that method and it tries to read the CD then just continues to boot from the HD.
     
  6. Raider007

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    3 things
    1) did you make a sparseimage or a cd/dvd image? the drop down must be set for sparseimage
    2) you must burn the image in disk utilities, not toast
    3) you are holding down the "c" button at startup right?
     
  7. skolen

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    No on #1. That wasn't mentioned in the other how-to.

    Trying again.


    On another note, I had an external FW drive I named a partition to boot.sparseimage and copied the Leopard contents over. It appears to boot but my fans kick on to high-speed (G5) and I shut it down after 5min or so.
     
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    it takes forever to install leopard. at least 10 mins before the installation screen comes up.
     
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    follow my directions step by step. did it on my first try...worked flawless. just takes forever to do.
     
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    on a g4 ibook it was more like 20 minutes :o
     
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    :rofl:

    worst part about it is you can't kill time by jerking off to porn. unless you have another computer that is.
     
  12. skolen

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    I should toss this on my 800mhz iBook first. But I wanna see all the eye candy and I don't know if the 32mb card will handle it.
     
  13. skolen

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    Nope. No luck.
     
  14. Raider007

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    got my desktop pc
    and my roommate macbook
    i'm covered...

    i just watched some tv while i waited :run:
     
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    you must be missing a step somewhere. or not following it exactly.

    i literally went step by step and it worked perfectly...i dunno what you're missing?
     

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