View Full Version : Installing mountain lion on a flash disk...

Jul 30, 2012, 12:31 AM
I know it sounds silly. But I didn't want to partition and I wanted too keep lion incase there was anything I needed. And I wanted to save the hassle of reformatting and going back to lion.

So I double clicked the installer and it installed on to my flash drive. It took a few restarts but it finally worked. Booted from usb and loaded login window. I'm typing from the flash stick right now.

It was a generic 16gb from drys. Memory master I think. It was too slow and so I used carbon copy cloner to copy it to my "Dane-Elec" also 16gb. That is what I'm booting from right now.

A little slow and a few beach balls. But hardly enough to notice. Not much slower than my internal HD that came with my 2011 mini I got on July 23 this year at frys.

Now the next project is to try an SD card. BTW, what is 2.5 GT/s?? How many mb a second is that. That is what system report says my internal reader is.

Jul 30, 2012, 10:40 AM
That's remarkable! I didn't think you could do that without your computer becoming completely ******.

Jul 30, 2012, 11:55 AM
Well either today or tomorrow I'm going to try an SD card. What is the fastest SD card as in Megabytes per second read and write??

Jul 30, 2012, 01:01 PM
Make sure you can boot from an SD card before you invest much time/effort/money into pursuing that option. I've tried it before and couldn't get it to work; but perhaps I was doing something wrong.