Trying to create a bootable USB thumb drive...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by sou1 so1di3r, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    It keeps saying I don't have enough free space... but I clearly do...??:confused:

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    says I have over 3.9 GB free....


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  2. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    I use Carbon Copy Cloner for this type of thing. Works better and lets you know if it will be bootable before you start.
     
  3. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    Is that freeware? I'm not really trying to purchase some more software to do this.

    I guess if I have to I can use a DVD... just slightly irritating that this won't work.
     
  4. LED macrumors member

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  5. RWil85 macrumors 6502

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    There's a guide at OSXDAILY for exactly this. I used a fresh 8gb sandisk thumb drive just to be safe. It worked flawlessly and the only software you need is Disk Utility (already on your Mac)

    Edit: didn't see the pic..clearly, you're aware of the method. However, as stated above, you need an 8gb drive.
     
  6. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    Even though the file size is something like 3.7 GB?


    ugh :rolleyes:
     
  7. Maccleduff macrumors regular

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    I know... I think its cos it unpacks things bigger so that it takes up more space? Not 100% sure.
     
  8. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    Yup, Looks like it needs 4.18 GB.

    CCC is free from bombich.com

    Guess it is a dvd for now. I still need my 8GB usb for Snow Leopard.
     

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