Custom install from Apple's thumb drive

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Caesar_091, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Caesar_091 macrumors regular

    Caesar_091

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    #1
    Hi all,
    last week I've installed Lion on my 1,1 MacPro but unfortunately I cannot select a custom installation (common issue around). Is there a way to delete all the additional packages I used to not install with all beloved previous MacOS X versions?? (ie: additional languages and/or software and/or drivers) SSD are amazing but pretty small... so any additional MB is very appreciated!

    Now I'm ready to install Lion on my MacBook and I would like to do the same thing... maybe I should I burn a DVD from Apple's thumb drive to enable custom install button? If so is there a tutorial? There are a lot of tutorials for the downloaded version but none about how to burn a disc from Apple's original thumb drive (there is not InstallESD file inside that thumb!).

    One more thing... Installing directly from the thumb drive (booting from it) is like the installer first copy all the stuff to the HD and than it start the real installation directly from the destination HD... am I wrong? No way to get things to old DVD-based installations, isn't it? :cool:
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    The Lion installer has far fewer customization options than previous versions of OS X. The method you use to install Lion doesn't change that.

    Part of Apple's thinking may be hard drives are larger now. And also fewer install options means less variation on what's installed if troubleshooting is needed.
     
  3. Caesar_091 thread starter macrumors regular

    Caesar_091

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    #3
    Does anybody has an idea at least on how to enable the custom install button? :confused:

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    Sorry but I haven't seen you answer before posting my last message.
    The strange thing is that THERE is a custom button but it's greyed out... is it strange, isn't it? ...or it just me? :D
     

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