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MyndCraft Jan 24, 2003 11:14 AM
Creating a bootable CD
I need to make bootable restore/diagnostic CD for some iMacs running 8.6 I need to do the burning on my OS X machine running Roxio Toast Titanium 5.1.3.

What I tried was creating an empty image with Disk Copy. Then dragging over all the files I wanted. The system folder I used was from a 8.5 Restore CD that came with the iMacs. After saving the image I burned with Toast. So can anyone want to tell me what I am doing wrong or point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance
bstone Jan 24, 2003 12:37 PM
Probably your ROM code from the 8.5 CD. I also created a bootable CD using 9.2.2 but I also know that when newer Macs came out, my CD wouldn't boot them. It's like a game of cat and mouse, sigh.

MyndCraft Jan 24, 2003 12:49 PM
Okay,,, not sure what to try then anything you can recommend? I don't really have access to another boot cd to copy system files.... I could copy them from a 9.2 machine I have elsewhere...

When using Toast is there any special options I may have missed to make the disc bootable? Also if I just drag the system folder from a Apple Restore CD into Toast will it be blessed or is there anything I have to do to it?
Big Mac Jan 25, 2003 11:00 PM
When it comes to issues like these, Google is your friend. Take a look at this Roxio support page. Another thing you'll want to remember when choosing your install CD is that you should use a universal OS CD rather than an iMac specific one, especially if you're going to be troubleshooting models other than the one the iMac CD came from. You can't, for example, boot a Power Mac off an iMac CD. Don't use a CD as a base that is older than the newest machine you wish to administer, either. Finally, I would recommend using the Make Image From Device function in Disk Copy rather than dragging the components over manually. It's a good idea to read that note from Roxio, since it details most of this.
bradoesch Jan 26, 2003 12:20 AM
I'm you're gonna use Toast, I'm pretty sure you need to burn the discs in OS 9 in order for them to be bootable. Also, make sure to use HFS and not HFS+.
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