can i clone my osx 10.6 DVD unto a flash drive?

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  1. GabrielR macrumors newbie

    GabrielR

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    i hear its possible to make a install emergency disk using a flash drive, i purchased a HP USB 16GB flashdrive v 165w, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820326108[​IMG]

    i formated the drive as a Guid Partition, ignored preferences and all the stuff i could find online to see to it that i did it right but no go,

    can anyone tell me if this drive is incompatible or which one i should exchange it for?

    i tried cloning my original OSX Leopard DVD and i get errors when from both CCC and SuperDuper,



    Cheers
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Use the disk utilities restore option to create a bootable copy of the installation disk.
     
  3. GabrielR thread starter macrumors newbie

    GabrielR

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    thank you :)
     
  4. phatqao macrumors member

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    booting from a USB drive will be very, very slow though.
     
  5. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    Installation from a USB drive will be faster than the Superdrive.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    wiki states
    i presume the SL DVDs are at about 8-16x, so it would be a significantly faster then that assuming the flash drive is of good quality :)
     
  7. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    probably right, but i have ne problem reading at 30MB/s off my tumb drive. Even so most people i know have no problem reading at 25MB/s off theirs.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I can't answer for the OP, but many hackintosh guides require a thumb drive to boot off of
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    still faster the a DVD drive, and no latency issues. should be fine.
     

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