Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Tech198, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Thinking of getting Flash drive to store Lion, how big is the dmg?

    Would a 4 gig flash be good, or should I go for 8?

    Reason being, I'm trying to reduce DVD's, not to mention it's faster.

    Of course, I only though of this AFTER I Burt the disc and installed Lion :rolleyes:
  2. Aniday macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2009
    I think the install app is 3.75 gigs. A 4gig stick should be fine.
  3. jaglad macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Royston, UK
    You will need an 8Gb stick, I tried it on my 4Gb one was told it wasn't big enough. Went on my 16Gb one though fine.
  4. TPadden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Won't fit on a 4GB thumb so I just restored it (InstallESD.dmg) to a 6gb partition on a USB hard drive (Passport). Worked great .....

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