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Install osx leopard to harddrive using Pacifist

I have try everything and anything to try to upgrade my 10.3 to 10.5 but the install keeps failing at 25 mins left. "validation of essential folder failed".. Ive tried to change the hard drive, dvd drive , and even bought another leopard disc....but to no avail.  So i heard that i can install to a harddrive using Pacifict...my question is How?
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What is your hardware? Are you trying a clean zero out install or an upgrade/migration?  Do you have another Mac available capable of running Leopard? Lets look at the total picture a bit first before we jump into an extreme power user utility. You would have to know exactly what file was causing the problem and which file has to be replaced before it would help anyway.
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Well, I have tried to do a clean install and i kept getting a "essential files validation error" So i thought at first it was the disc, i got a new one and still same problem...I think it is either my Dvdrom or my harddrive..But panther install perfectly on my harddrive using the same dvdrom.....so what gives? I downloaded Pacifist to my working Panther system, and i put a second hd drive in to try to extract the files to.. but that seems to lock up my computer when i do that.... Is there another way?
What kind of Mac are we talking here?
G5 1,6 single core
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is there a reason why i should use a firewire other than an usb or another harddrive
This is because  g5/s didn't boot from usb only firewire. The PowerMacintosh G5 will not boot from a USB device of any kind, because Mac OS X resets the USB bus during the boot on PowerPC models. It does not on the new Intel-based models, which are intended to boot from USB devices.

The only PowerPC models that can boot from USB devices are those equipped with what Apple called dual-channel USB, and that was under Mac OS 9.