How to get Mountain Lion on a disc or stick?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by majordude, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I want to download ML and put it on a disc or a stick so I don't have to download it every time I want to reformat my drive.

    Any ideas on how to do this?
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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  3. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    I made a flash drive. Now, how do I install from the flash drive?
     
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  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Follow the directions in the article.
    Oops looks like it does not tell you.
    Boot from the thumb drive and choose your formatted hard drive as the destination and install as usual.
     
  6. williamrodz macrumors newbie

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    You can just run it from the desktop already booted in. I used Lion Diskmaker 2rc2 to make an install USB and used it to intall 10.8 on four of my Macs. No problems whatsoever.
     
  7. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It worked! The stick is MUCH, much faster than a download or DVD. In less than 30 minutes I erased my HD and installed a fresh install of Mountain Lion. :eek:
     

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