3.5 gb iATKOS_v7.iso appears to have 128 kb of data

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    shurcool

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    Hi,

    My first post here. I'd like to try out Mac OS on my A110 (ZG5).

    Just a quick overview: The only things I have are an A110 and an 8 GB USB stick.

    I've got a iATKOS_v7.iso file with 6395be5253f53f716ed042db1dd599f3 MD5 sum, which appears to be correct. However, when I open the .iso file with WinRAR or mount it with Daemon Tools, I only see the following files that add up to 128 kb:

    boot.
    boot.cat
    boot0.
    boot1h.
    boothelp.txt
    cdboot.
    readme.txt

    The only means of installing an OS on my netbook I have is an 8 GB USB stick and I'd really like to use it if possible.

    So how would I be able to sort of "burn" the ISO on a USB stick? I've searched for this, but they all seem to rely on copying the files from the iso, but I really doubt just 128 kb of files is the right thing to copy... How exactly do I see the "rest" of the 3.5 gb ISO image?

    Thanks, any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I had this same problem when i first put iatkos 5i on a dvd do put on my netbook. It looks like there is nothing there but in actual fact there is. Just boot your aao from the usb/cd and it will work according to plan
     
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    That's what I sorta figured, but I don't have a USB DVD, so I'd like to put everything on a USB stick if possible...
     
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    yeah i have no idea how that has to work. Maybe see if anyone you know has a external dvd burner and maybe borrow it
     
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    What if I actually burn the iso onto a DVD, will I see more than 128 kb worth of files there or will it be the same deal as just mounting the iso with Daemon Tools?
     
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    yeah same deal, it wikl always look like that in a windows os. im not sure about it in a mac os.q
     
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    its because the iso is in hfs+ format. so you wont see any files unless youre on os x.
    well that may be wrong, but its the essence of the problem anyways
     
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    i'd like to know this as well. i do not have any external dvd drives (nor any one else i know) so it would be great to have a method to install OSX/iATKOSv7 via USB flash drive!!! thank you in advance. :)

    //btw some other methods i've come across involved using disk utilities, but i do not have access to a mac to do so, so a windows friendly method would be much appreciated.
     
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    Ok, i was also wondering this back when i was first trying to install Leopard.

    So the iAtkos v7i iso is formatted so that part of it is hfs+ and the other part is fat ##. Windows can only see the fat ## part and not the hfs+ part.
    Those files are just the boot files. If you open the iso with TransMac (or any other hfs+ reader for windows) you will see that all the system files are there.

    I believe that they boot files have to be on the fat ## partition because the PC bios can only see fat ##. That is my guess, as these .iso files are meant to be burnt onto a cd and not installed by a usb drive with a special (chameleon) bootloader.

    I hope this clears things up.
     
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    jakerrulz, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.

    I guess this means there's no way to install OS X on an Acer netbook unless you have an external USB DVD-drive. At least, I don't know of any way.
     
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    you can still install it from a usb drive, you will just need some extra steps.
    there are some guides on this forum and on insanelymac.com
     
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    Would you be able to please give me some links? I haven't been able to find any such information. :(
     
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