Hi Guys, Forgive me if I repeated a post. I have an external drive and I have formatted and partitioned GUID and Mac OS Journaled, what I want to do is make an image of my install disks unto the partition, so I can just boot to my external drive and install the OS from that instead of the CD. I know that using the drive is significantly faster and i'm less likely to misplace the drive than I am the install disk. If i remember correctly Install disk 2 is pretty much just iLife and iWork (trial) right? So I don't really need to worry about that. But when you are installing from the disk it prompts you to insert disk 2, so if I were to just make an image of disk 1 wouldn't it prompt me for disk 2? What is the best way to make my external drive a bootable install disk for the OS? If I can make the image both disk 1 and 2 then great, if not then no worries.