Formatting USB with JaS 10.4 ISO?


So, uh... I've been trying to hackintosh a HP Omnibook 6000 (Pentium 4 with SSE2) using a JaS 10.4.8 (Tiger) ISO image.

Now, the problem: The laptop has a CD-ROM drive... So needless to say, the JaS DVD ISO won't fit on a cd.

So what can I use to format a USB drive with the ISO image? Rufus doesn't know what to do with the image, and various other tools only copy the boot partition but not the actual OSX installer. And even then, the boot partition doesn't seem to work correctly.

I did try using Linux DD since it's a direct sector-by-sector copy no processing needed... But there is just something not right about it. The USB ends up with a single ISO9660 partition and the osx86 volume with the bootloader that actually does the hackintosh doesn't pop up like it does with a DVD. Which tells me that something is not right. And of course, it doesn't work.

So, anyone have any ideas? FIY: The laptop can do floppy diskettes, if any person can think of a way to utilise that. Ofc, it also does support booting USBs.

Why I need to do this? Well... I do find the need for legacy OSX and Windows sometimes, so I thought the little laptop can assist me with that. Plus... I am quarantine bored.

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