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How to "burn" (or write or clone) a bootable PowerPC disk image onto an USB stick in Mac OS X using "dd" in Terminal

This article lays out the steps in order to "burn" (or clone, or copy) a disk image (such as an ISO boot/install CD) onto an USB stick using only a vanilla Mac OS X environment that any Mac user already has available.  You do not need any additional or third party software since Mac OS X is Linux based and comes with "dd" which is all it takes to accomplish this. Read that other article if you're looking for doing...

How to "burn" (or write or clone) a bootable PowerPC disk image onto an USB stick in Windows

PowerPC Macs such as G3's and G4's can boot off of USB sticks, even if this functionality has been buried so deep in technical details that almost nobody knew about it until nobody used G3's anymore.  If you're a collector or hobbyist and got a G3 or G4 and would like to install Mac OS 8, 9 or Mac OS X on it but that the CD/DVD drive is broken, here's a complete guide that will prove to be useful to you.  It will...

How to boot PPC PowerMacs (G3, G4, G5) from a USB stick or drive?

To boot a PowerMac (or an iMac, iBook, eMac, etc...) from an USB stick or drive, if you have a G5 or late G4 model, first refer to the boot from CD guide and if it does not work, then follow these instructions: 1. Plug your USB stick or drive in an USB port 2. Power the computer on (or restart it if it's already running) and immediately... 3. ...hold down those 4 keys together: [ CMD + OPT/ALT + O + F ] until you see the white Open...

How to install Mac OS X Leopard on your PowerPC (PPC) Mac with a USB flash drive

If you need instructions on how to make a USB flash drive for this tutorial, one for creating it on Windows can be found here. Creating the USB drive on a Mac running OS X is as simple as restoring an image with Disk Utility. The Leopard disc image used in this tutorial can be found here. Note: This tutorial assumes you have already created a bootable USB drive containing Leopard. 1. Shut down your PowerPC Mac. 2. Plug in your Leopard...

How to make a Universal Mac OS X Leopard Installer USB drive in Windows 10

This tutorial used this copy of Leopard, a 16GB PNY USB 3.0 Flash drive, and Windows 10 version 1909. An 8GB drive should work fine, but that is the minimum size I would recommend to try. You will also need to download TransMac. The version used in this tutorial is TransMac 12.6. Note: TransMac costs $59, but a 15 day free trial is also offered and will work well enough for this purpose. Please purchase a license if you intend to use the...

Using a 3rd Party USB Card in a PowerMac 7300

Instead of being continually frustrated with SheepShaver, although an amazing piece of emulation software, I decided to resurrect my old PowerMac 7300. The problems I had were that the CMOS battery was dead, and the hard drive was tiny, only 6GB. The battery was replaced with one from Amazon for about $8.00  I had a stack of older hard drives, luckily one that was IDE and 120GB in size. Under OS 9, the OS needs to be installed in the...



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