Trouble creating USB installer

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mrpenguin27, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. mrpenguin27 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2013
    Hello all,

    I am trying to create a Lion USB drive for an older MacBook. I'm trying to use a 4GB flash drive, (specifically 4,000,301,056 bytes) for the Lion Installer, however, when I attempt to restore the DMG to the flash drive in Disk Utility, it claims that the image is too large for the flash drive. I looked on the image when mounted, it has around 300MB free containing about 3.9GB of data for a total of a ~4.1GB image. Is there a way I can shrink the image to get it on the flash drive?

    FYI I am trying to use the 10.7.0 GM InstallESD.dmg.
  2. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Why don't you just use an 8GB USB? That will solve your problem.

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