OS X from an SD card.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by altecXP, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    So I decided to put my SL install on a 8GB SD card since I am going to move to an optibay.

    I have a problem though. After I format the SD card in Journaled when i try to Restore the install image to the SD I get the message "not enough space" the SD card is 8GB and says I have 7.62GB free and the image says its 7.55GB.

    Any ideas? All the guides I have say that 8GB should be enough.
     
  2. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You completely misinterpreted the error message. The OS recognized that your SD card does not have enough space and did not restore your backup to it.
     
  4. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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  5. xgambit3 macrumors newbie

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    I actually was able to do this just yesterday. I had an 8GB Sandisk SD card and I created a restore from the DVD without problem. I used the disk that came from my MBP2010. It was 10.6.3 if I remember correctly.
     
  6. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, thats exactly what I said, you completely misread what I wrote. I said the SD card is 7.62 free, and the image is 7.55. that .7 left over.
     
  7. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes it is a compressed DMG.
     
  8. Mal macrumors 603

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    You need to go by it's uncompressed size then. Mount the DMG (double-click it) then Get Info on the resulting volume. It's like more than 7.62GB.

    jW
     
  9. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hm, I'm a bit disappointed that it gets read as under 8GB. Is there a way for me to rip out features I dont need like printers or fonts or rosetta?
     
  10. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I have managed to restore my SL disk on a number of 8GB cards and usb drives without a problem. Try formatting the card without journalling and see if that saves a few MB.
     

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