Copying Tiger DVD to disk image on HD?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Paul Tarantino, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. We just ordered and received a copy of Mac OS X 10.4 to upgrade my wife's
    iBook from 10.2. The software comes on a DVD. and my wife's iBook only has a
    CD reader. I'm aware that we can exchange the DVD (+$10) for a stack of CDs,
    but I'm wondering if I can save the money and some time by using my iMac G5
    to make a disk image of the DVD on an external Firewire HD, and then
    installing from that onto my wife's iBook. If this is do-able, what
    procedure should I follow?

    Paul T.
    Paul Tarantino, Aug 12, 2005
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  2. Paul Tarantino

    Marc Heusser Guest

    Isn't it possible to use the iBook as a Firewire disk, and install from
    the iMac? (connect with firewire cable, and restart iBook pressing
    command-T for target mode)


    Marc Heusser, Aug 12, 2005
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  3. Aha. I hadn't thought of that!

    Paul Tarantino, Aug 12, 2005
  4. This worked fine, but the iBook must be booted up while pressing "T", not
    Thanks again!
    Paul Tarantino, Aug 15, 2005
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