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how to create bootable usb mac os x from windows?

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how to create bootable usb mac os x snow leopard from windows?
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by:rindi
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On a MAC you need firewire as external boot device. USB doesn't work. Sou you can't do what you want...
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by:rindi
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But remember that you would have to run OSX on MAC hardware within Windows. The MAC OS's are only allowed to be run on MAC hardware, not on anything else. The terms of use limits it to that, so running MAC OS on non MAC hardware would be a breach of the License, and we can't give any help at EE with breaches of licenses....
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by:Rob
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Given the subject matter of the question, I did in fact mean for it on windows.  My bad so I discipled myself.  Can treat myself any differently now can I?

I'm aware now that you can run it on Apple hardware, thanks for leading me to that.

Rob
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by:rindi
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But Windows can be installed natively on MAC hardware, and some people only run MAC's under Windows (although the reason for that is absolutely beyond me, why get a MAC and then only run Windows on it?).
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by:Rob
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That's a very good point. So as long as you're running on MAC hardware you're able to run a VM of OSX within Windows.... yep certainly begs the question... WHY?
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by:strung
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Rindi's comments are just wrong. Macs have been able to boot from USB for years. It is only the old PowerPC Macs that will only boot from firewire and they won't run Snow Leopard anyway.

Also it is not a violation of the Apple EULA to use a PC to install a Mac OS on a USB drive if the purpose is to use it to create an emergency boot disk for a Mac.

I think we need more information from Compushop as to why he is trying to create a bootable boot drive with Snow Leopard from a PC.

If it is to try to use it as an external boot disk to repair a Mac, I wonder whether or not he has tried to boot the Mac using the recovery partition (boot while holding down command-R). He can create a bootable external USB drive easily from the recovery partition.
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by:strung
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Just as an addition to my previous comment, the repair partition was only available on Macs running OS 10.7 Lion or newer, so it is probably not available to repair the Mac in question if it was running Snow Leopard.

Your best bet is to purchase a  bootable Snow Leopard DVD for $19.99 rather a fuss around trying to create a bootable disk from Windows:  http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard?cid=AOS-CA-KWG-MN-mkwid_sNmndKSwQ_pdv_c_pcrid_36316023633_pmt_b_pkw_%2Bsnow+%2Bleopard
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You can also install OSX as a guest operating system on VMware so rindi's comment about the license is extremely out of date.  It's much easier to create the bootable OSX disk from OSX, just because it's Apple.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/how-to-make-your-own-bootable-os-x-10-9-mavericks-usb-install-drive/

If you need to work with a Mac image on Windows, you'd need something like MacDrive, HFS for Windows, or HFS Explorer to read the OSX data from the DMG installer file to be able to extract the correct files to burn it.  I've never done it from Windows because I just do it the easier way, so I don't know if you'll even be successful.
http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/hfs-windows/
http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html
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