6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2009 7:12 PM by a brody
Garreth Joyce1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
Hi there,

A while back I copied the contents of my Leopard install disk by simply dragging the files from the Disk into a new folder on my Desktop with the idea of making a back up copy in case I lost my original DVD. So recently my G4 started to slow up a little so I decided to de-clog it by doing a clean erase and install. However when I double click the "Install Mac OS X.app" icon and a dialogue appears saying:

"The application "Install Mac OS X" cannot be used from this volume. To install Mac OS X, please use the application provided on the Mac OS X installation disc."

So I went to find my original disk and it has simply disappeared.
So my question is If I make a disk image of the copied Leopard disk files that are on my desktop then burn it, can I install then from that Disk.

All and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.8)