7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2007 7:30 AM by drdocument
wobo63 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I would like to create a CD (DVD??) with Leopard just to repair my disk catalog which I cannot do when I start from the internal disk.

Could anyone help me with explaining shortly how to create a startup disk which is bootable?

Thanks

MacBook Pro 17" HiRes, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • 1. Re: How to create a bootable Leopard CD
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,265 points)
    You can do this from the retail installer DVD, or if your Mac shipped with Leopard from that installer DVD. You can make a copy of it following these directions*:

    http://www.macmaps.com/bootcd.html

    But you'll need a DVD+R DL compatible drive and disc to make the copy.

    CD is too small to hold Leopard and standard DVD is too.

    - * Links to my pages may give me compensation
  • 2. Re: How to create a bootable Leopard CD
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)
    Duplicate a CD or DVD

    1. Insert the DVD/CD;
    2. Open Disk Utility, and select the DVD/CD from the left side list (select the DVD/CD icon on top);
    3. from the DU File menu select New | Disk Image from Disk 1;
    4. Choose to format the disk image as DVD/CD Master, name the disk image and click Save;
    5. When the .cdr file is finished select it with mouse and press COMMAND-I to open the Get Info and check the box to lock the file;
    6. Choose the .cdr file from the left side list, click Burn, and insert a new, blank DVD or CD.

    Because the Leopard DVD is a dual-layer disc you will need to use a dual-layer blank DVD to make the copy. If try to copy to a standard DVD you will not have enough space. You will need about 10 GBs of free space over and above normal free space in order to make the duplicate.
  • 3. Re: How to create a bootable Leopard CD
    wobo63 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Do I really need the entire stuff just for repairing my disk catalog? What is the smallest size/oportunity?

    And ... thanks to you all out there trying to help me!!!
  • 4. Re: How to create a bootable Leopard CD
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)
    Well, you can install OS X to a disc image and then burn the image to a DVD, flash drive, or hard drive. You can then strip it down to something relatively small. You can start with Portable OSX although created for Tiger it may work with Leopard. Or you can install a stripped down version of Leopard omitting the language modules, X11, and printer drivers. Afterwards you can remove any unneeded applications and add any third-party apps you want. Note, however, that these versions will need to be installed on read/write devices such as a flash drive. You could not put them on DVD because it is not a writable device.
  • 5. Re: How to create a bootable Leopard CD
    wobo63 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    OK, I´ll try that. In the old days I just copied the system folder to a CD or external file and it worked.

    By the way, staying in the north through the summer and move down when it gets cold is really cool. You know how things work!
  • 6. Re: How to create a bootable Leopard CD
    nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    wobo63 wrote:
    OK, I´ll try that. In the old days I just copied the system folder to a CD or external file and it worked.

    By the way, staying in the north through the summer and move down when it gets cold is really cool. You know how things work!


    I go the other way: I go north when it gets cold. It's hard to ski down south
  • 7. bootable Leopard CD with third-party apps
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)
    I'd like to create a bootable Leopard DVD from which I can run third-party disk-repair applications.

    For example, can I create an image of the Tech Tool Pro CD, update its system to Leopard and burn a DVD from that image?

    Create a bootable Leopard DVD image, install third-party apps and then burn to DVD?