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gingerbenn
May 24, 2012, 04:16 PM
I'm looking for a way to install working/bootable system via a 32gb USB key,
what's the best way of going about it?

I stress I am not seeking to create a USB installer of Lion.

I want to be able to use the USB key to bootup from on various different
intel macs.

Any help would be greatful.

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MrAppleseed
May 24, 2012, 04:47 PM
Just select the USB device/partition as install medium during the installation. That’s what worked perfectly for me.

gingerbenn
May 24, 2012, 04:51 PM
Just select the USB device/partition as install medium during the installation. Thatís what worked perfectly for me.

And you can boot via usb and use the usb drive as normal system?
I just want to be able to use as normal system and tech/sytems tools.

Sky Blue
May 24, 2012, 04:52 PM
And you can boot via usb and use the usb drive as normal system?
I just want to be able to use as normal system and tech/sytems tools.

yes

gingerbenn
May 24, 2012, 04:57 PM
yes

Ok cheers!

old-wiz
May 24, 2012, 06:25 PM
it will be very very slow though.

Sky Blue
May 25, 2012, 10:16 AM
it will be very very slow though.

Not necessarily, depends on the speed of the drive. I have a 16GB drive with Lion I use for work and it's not noticeably slower.