Preparing your Mac for OS X Leopard Installation

Preparing your Mac for OS X Leopard Installation – here’s the fun parts.

So as previously we’ve stated this project was to put us in a scenario where we would have an image of the OS X Leopard but no dvd’s.

So how do we install a fresh copy of the OS X?

Here at GameWads is our guide in “Preparing your Mac for OS X Leopard Installation”

If you have a PowerPC G4/G5 that’s non-Intel base you will know that you’ll have a lot of difficulties in booting the system to a USB source, whether it be a USB key/cd-rom/external hard drive, you’ll have to go into the Open Fireware and decipher the console and locating the ports. (believe me if you’re not tech savy and cannot understand the display, don’t bother, once again don’t bother!)

I’ve compiled a list here of the items you will need to get this part of the project done.

        Image of Mac OS X Leopard
        Working Mac Computer
        Disk Utility Application

Step 1 – Obtain an image of the Mac OS X Leopard installation Disk

If your Mac OS X Leopard Installation image is in a .iso file format, we will need to convert that image into a .dmg.

Step 2 – Open up Disk Utility, on the top menu bar you will see “Convert Button”

Disk Utility

Step 3 – Click the Convert Button – a new window will appear asking you to “Select Image To Convert”, browse your computer where you have saved the image and click “Convert”

Disk Utility

Step 4 – Click “Convert” located on the bottom right hand side of the window

Step 5 – A new window will appear, this will ask you to “Save As” rename the extension .iso and change it to .dmg

Disk Utility

This will begin the converting .iso to .dmg, it shouldn’t take that long maybe about 5 – 10 mins depending on your system specs.

After the conversion we can start with the next step of the Mac OS X Leopard Installation guide.

will conclude Part 1 of the guide “Preparing your Mac for OS X Leopard Installation.”

Proceed to the next part of the guide – Installing Mac OS X Leopard without the DvD

GameWads Guide on – How to Install Mac OS X Leopard without the DvD

Part 1 – Preparing your Mac for OS X Leopard Installation
Part 2 – Installing Mac OS X Leopard without the DvD