MacOS X install USB drive

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  1. mac.rumors macrumors regular

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    Hello Everyone

    I am trying to create a MacOS X install USB stick that also installs the iLife applications... just the way new Macs come with everything installed before the signature C video.

    Any guidelines or pointers are appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I used these instructions to create a Snow Leopard thumb drive installer from the SL DVD. I suppose you could use the same method to make an installer from the OEM install DVD that comes with a new Mac. That would have Snow Leopard and iLife both on it.
     
  3. mac.rumors thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the instructions. I know this works for the install DVD. The new macs come with separate DVDs for MacOS X and iLife apps. How can I combine them both in one USB stick so that both the OS and iLife in one shot before setting up new users.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Maybe you could put two partitions on the thumb drive then put one DVD on each partition. I think if you did this then booted while holding the option key you would see both partitions then you could select the install one to install OS X and just run the iLife right from in OS X.
     

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