Help creating USB disk from pre-install

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Dhelsdon, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    I just received my new MacBook Pro today, and I love it!

    I am trying to create a USB boot disk from a pre-installed Lion. I followed this guide, but inside com.apple.recovery.boot there is no BaseSystem.dmg only a .chunklist file.

    Could someone please help me to figure this out. I am waiting to upgrade to my SSD but I need this USB boot drive first. If I can create the disk without buying lion, that'd be awesome.

    Couldn't I just clone the recovery drive's contents to my USB stick in theory?
     
  2. Dhelsdon thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    figured it out, I installed Lion onto an external drive then got the InstallESD.dmg off that. Had some issues installing.. It was saying "Try reinstalling." I found an Apple article and someone mentioned resetting PRAM so that did the trick. Still learning my gestures but so far I am liking this!
     

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