HELP: Create a OSX BootDisk (for any Intel Mac System)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by XSLord, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. XSLord macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,

    Last couple of weeks I have been trying (via Google search) to find out how to create a bootdisk which would allow me to use it to boot from any Intel Mac System, but have not find any suitable discription on how to do it.

    So i would really appreciate if somebody could help me!

    Kind regards
    XSLord
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

    AliensAreFuzzy

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    You could just install a copy of OSX on an external drive and then to boot to it, hold Option on startup with the drive plugged in.
     
  3. XSLord thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are completely right, didn't though it would be so SIMPLE!

    I already had an external USB Drive connected to my Mac Mini, so after reading your reply, I said to myself "could it be so simple, well let's try it", so i unplugged it and connected it to my MacBook Pro, and to my surprise it just worked!

    The reason i though it would not work, was because i had already created a minimum OSX (Tiger) installation on a 4GB Flashkey on my MacBook Pro and when i connected it to my Macbook it did startup but the screen was totally messed up.

    I got a lot of experience with imaging in windows xp, and it's totally impossible to start/run it on (even) a similar system (ie HP nw8440 image on a HP nw8430, just forget it) without "sysprepping" an image, even cloning a windows xp drive between 2 identical systems (ie Dell Precision 5100) is not recommended.

    So with that in mind I was convinced having the same experience with OSX.

    Once more this proves how great apple systems are!

    Thanx for your help.

    PS: now i need to figure out how to strip OSX to only the most essential stuff.
     
  4. XSLord thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would like to the same on an USB Memory stick of 4G
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Intel Tiger was machine specific, thus a copy from a different line of mac don't play well.

    Leopard is not machine specific, however, PPC cannot boot intel install and vice versa.
     

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