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Old May 17th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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Install OS X from disc image

Hi,

When I first got my iBook I made a copy of the install disc (10.3.x) onto my external drive. The copy is a disc image as I just dragged the disc from the desktop to the external drive.

The iBook is just about ready for retirement and I want to put Panther back on it, but I can't find the disc. No problem, though, because I have the disc image on the hard drive, right? The problem is that I can't boot from the drive image, and moving it onto a disc has the same problem. I can open the image and click on the OS X icon, but that is it.

How do I get the disc image off the hard drive and onto a disc in a bootable way?

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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #2
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You cannot boot from the disk image because disk images auto eject on restart, and your iBook must restart to boot from said disk.

Use Disk Utility. Select the disk image and go that route to burn it to blank CD/DVD.
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Hi Lars,

I looked again at what I thought was an image. It's not. The icon looks like an image but the extension is .cdr instead of .dmg

I am not clear. Am I opening Disk Utility and simply burning to disc, or am I using the Convert feature? Or am I missing something?

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Select the .cdr file and burn it via Disk Utility as-is, assuming the .cdr file shows up on the left hand side of Disk Utility's window. Give it a shot - I don't actually know if that will work.
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Hi,

It worked. What I did was open Disk Utility and immediately click the Burn button. I then selected the .cdr. If I looked for the .cdr first and then burned it wouldn't work.

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