My Intel Mac OS X computer is corrupt and I feel at this point that I need to perform a fresh install of the OS. It consistently and automatically logs out, right after I log in. I tried logging in as the root. I tried safe boot and it wouldn't load.
Anyway, the point is I want put the Mac OS X installer on a USB flash drive and have it boot up on the Intel Mac OS X computer. Unfortunately, the computer is inaccessible, as I mentioned above.
So, I have a Windows XP machine that I'm using and attempting to create a bootable USB flash drive that's compatible with Mac OS X.
I have tried TransMac, MacDrive, and Paradox for Windows -- all of which proved unable to format the USB flash drive in HFS+. How do I know this? Well, even though the TransMac reports that ther flash drive has been formatted to HFS+, Computer Management in Windows says otherwise:
I even put the installer on the USB drive, after TransMac reportedly formatted it properly, and the Mac OS X computer didn't even recognize that a USB flash drive was inserted, via pressing the option key at boot time.
I'm not sure what the problem is and how to actually format the drive. Can anybody offer any help?