Create windows 7 / Lion USB installer

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kalex, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Not sure if its possible but I would like to know if one can create Lion USB installer and Windows 7 USB installer on one 16GB USB thumb drive?

    Both of them take around 8GB and I have one USB drive that I want to use to keep the installers on

    Thanks
     
  2. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely! Use Disk Utility to split the drive into two partitions, the use the restore functionality to burn the images to the drive.
     
  3. kalex thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just tried it. Worked great for Lion but not sure if it worked for Windows 7

    I checked in Startup disk selection and I see lion in there but don't see windows 7 option.

    I did a DD of windows 7 iso to disk7s3 partition.
    here is what diskutil list shows:

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    /dev/disk7
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *16.2 GB    disk7
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk7s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Mac OS X Install ESD    8.1 GB     disk7s2
       3:       Microsoft Basic Data                         7.8 GB     disk7s3
    
     
  4. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Only way I ever get Windows USB sticks working is from cmd in Windows
     
  5. kalex thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I guess i'll have to boot to windows 7 after all :)
     
  6. macn00bz macrumors newbie

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    Or you could use microsoft's own USB tool "Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool" here.
    It creates a bootable windows installer usb stick :) .
     

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