Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

Slipstreaming 10.5.x updates into leopard installation dvd

1251 Views 15 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2007 12:59 AM by My White Dog RSS
1 2 Previous Next
w_m0zart Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 29, 2007 2:41 PM
How is it possible to slipstream updates into a leopard installation DVD?

For example, how can one integrate the recently released 10.5.1 update into a 10.5 installation DVD? If this is possible, the installation could be more efficient, because it's not necessary to update afterwards everything from scratch.

I've been searching the internet, but apparently there isn't any information about this, which has been common practice with service packs for windows.
n.a., Mac OS X (10.5), n.a.
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
    I'm confused regarding what you are asking.

    In the future if you buy an OS X Leopard retail disk will it have 10.5.1 or whatever is most recent when they produced the disk? Yes.

    Can you add the updates to your DVD? No, but you can't do this is Windows either.
    MacProl Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, Powerbook G4 15", Mac OS X (10.5), AEXs, Red 2G Nano, Red Shuffle, 16GB Touch, 160 GB Classic, White 60GB 5G
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,335 points)
    Hi w_m0zart:

    Slipstreaming is a concept available with Windows. I have used it to update install packages on Windows servers for quite some time. I have never heard of anything even remotely like that for OS X.


    Message was edited by: Allan Eckert
    MacBook Pro, PowerMac G5 Quad. iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 7800 GT, 6.5 GB RAM, 440 GB, Nikon N80, Nikon D70, Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    You might suggest this to Apple. It is certainly a good idea and certainly theoretically possible.
    Just remember that the DVD is universal binary, as is the 110MB upgrade. An interesting challenge. The DVD is also dual-layer with over 6GB of data.
    Dual G5, MacBookPro 15, MacBookPro3,1 17 Core2Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Vista Ultimate 64-bit on MBP/17"
  • My White Dog Calculating status...
    Just burn the updates to a separate CD
    iMac 2 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), PB TI 1Ghz
  • Core Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    There used to be a program called Slippy that would enable users to build their own slipstreamed installation discs. The program then got mysteriously killed off. Rumor has it lawyers were involved.

    Deggie, you could slipstream (integrate updates) on Windows installation discs since Windows 2000.

    I don't think Apple provides a comparable method other than cloning installs.
    Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Laughinggravy Calculating status...
    Allan - don't want to hijack thread- can't PM, dont want to do anything as dramatic as starting a new thread entitled 'calling Allan' and can't mail you. So..... v. quickly - dancing tiger, can I lift that please? i don't want to post an email address in this msg - is there a PM system here I haven't uncovered? I have copied it from the html tag shown if I select the email button on your post, but it comes out as a series of unaninimated images.

    To the original poster - very sorry. Really!
    PowerBook 12 inch
  • My White Dog Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    Thank you for the information, will test it out and get back to you on this one.
    iMac 2 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), PB TI 1Ghz
  • My White Dog Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    I downloaded from the link you provided. It is out dated, and will not work with the OS X 10.5 disc.
    iMac 2 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), PB TI 1Ghz
  • My White Dog Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    At least I can take my OS X 10.4 4 disc set and make 1 DVD with slipy.
    iMac 2 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), PB TI 1Ghz
  • cschambers Calculating status...
    The only solution that I know of is the image utility that comes with OS X Server. This can add 'packages' to the install DVD and create a new image. Although I have only used this with NetInstall and NetBoot. I believe they can also be used with disk utility, although I have not tried this.


    2.33 MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2GB Ram
  • Core Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Sorry all, I neglected to mention that the Slipy doesn't work anymore. That's what I meant by it getting killed off though. 'Twas a long time ago that I searched for such a solution; forgot the correct spelling even.

    cschambers, that is very good information about the server version. I did not know that the server version had such functionality.

    Right now I do it just like My White Dog mentions, burn the updates to DVD on a separate disc. I haven't found any other way. I'm gonna research some more on how clients are usually deployed.
    Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • My White Dog Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    I save the updates to disc makes it easy update a new install.
    iMac 2 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), PB TI 1Ghz
1 2 Previous Next


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.