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Ok, so apologies up front for being osx illiterate... and not having a working osx machine to create the usb install from. (however I am posting this from my d430)

 

I first went and purchased an osx retail dvd... then realized after purchase it was 10.6.3, not 10.6.... so then I downloaded the disk image, and bunzip2 and have a decompressed image file on my hard drive.

 

Almost any linux operating command there is some utility in windows do do the same thing, so I'm assuming I can create the disk image in xp. (bzip2 for windows has bzcat)

 

however, I'm pretty sure I need to partition the usb stick in some manner to make it bootable...

 

Isn't there something other than bzcat sld430usb.img.bz2 e: that I have to do??

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was on the wiki.... only osx or unix commands were given...

 

My question was in regards to using windows, and using bzip2 for windows to do the same thing as listed for unix.

 

on Linux:

 

Almost thesame like in OSX if You use linux You know how to do that ;)

 

umount <usb-drive>

 

bzcat SLD430USB.img.bz2 > <usb drive>

 

 

does bzcat take care of everything for me? or do I need to partition the drive in some way special?

 

I'm not sure how the osx commands below relate to what I'm trying to do.

 

sudo diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2 [ENTER]

 

now unpack and recover the image to /dev/rdisk2

 

sudo bzcat SLD430USB.img.bz2 > /dev/rdisk2 [ENTER]

 

 

I believe the part I'm missing is the unmount of the drive in windows so that bzcat can decompress the image. I get an access denied when I

 

bzcat -d sld430usb.img.bz2 > e:

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I actually dont know, we stopped supporting windows because it wasent stable.. how about booting from a ubuntu livecd, mount your HD with the image and make it that way ?

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quote: "I'm not sure how the osx commands below relate to what I'm trying to do."

 

sudo diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2 [ENTER]

sudo = super user account

unmountDisk = unmount

/dev/disk2 = location of media whatever it is on your machine (thumbdrive or hdd)

 

"now unpack and recover the image to /dev/rdisk2"

this is what your about to do it's not a command

 

sudo bzcat SLD430USB.img.bz2 > /dev/rdisk2 [ENTER]

enter super user (sudo)

SLD430USB.img.bz2 (file)

you are uncompressing to (>)

/dev/rdisk2 (disk location)

then press enter

 

but you will have to try on your own for i have never used you methode. maybe your methode has instructions to use? try typing help in command prompt

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Do that, when/if you succed, please report back with a guide so we can update the wiki :)

 

well... what a deal... it works.

 

download bzip2 for windows, bunzip the file

download dd for windows http://www.chrysocome.net/dd

 

and then run

 

dd --list (to find your usb drive)

 

dd bs=1M if=sld430usb.img of=\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0 --progress

 

I have a bootable usb (at least I booted it to the opening screen)

 

woo hoo !!

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