My computor is running off of my internal hd, so I inserted the OS CD 8.6,went thru the motions and did a custom install onto my Disk Image......
I double clicked the Disk Image and a window opens up with folders/icons that would appear in any hd, it had the following folders installed;
Mac OS Read Me Files
The installer treated the Disk Image as an HD.....
I moved the Finder from the old System to the desktop and restarted and the computor booted up with the new System. I did this to make sure it was functional, which it was.
What did I prove... You can install System sw onto a computor without booting up from the OS CD as you press "C"....
Then can a person move all the sw from the Disk Image to the internal hd , restart, check it out and then trash the Disk Image...