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nexusmac 10-18-2008 10:30 PM

How Can I burn The MAC OS X distro to USB flash memory?
I want to use USB flash driver as a retail DVD.

to try different Distros with different kext by using my Flash memory as DVD.

I think I can boot computer with USB flash memory and I want to burn the osx Distro to USB.

How can I achieve this?

Dies 10-19-2008 07:03 AM

With "Disk Utility" from OS X.

nfoav8or 10-19-2008 08:54 AM

just make sure you enable a bootloader such as chameleon or EFI to make the partition on your flash drive.

nexusmac 10-19-2008 11:51 AM

nfoav8or, thanks for reply.

how can I sure or do bootlader to make the partition on your flash drive.

I DONT mean that I want to run OSX on flash memory.

I mean that I want to run DVD such as kalyway on flash memory.
instead of DVD , I will plug Flash memory and I will start installation.

can you say how can I do this with Which Steps?


nfoav8or 10-19-2008 10:17 PM

Boot up normally into OS X and then run Disk Utility. Either insert the DVD or find the .iso you used to write the DVD (the .iso is faster) and select the flash drive on the left. Then select Restore on the top tab and place the respective items in the Source and Destination fields. This will take a while so sit back and read a book or browse the web. When its done, close Disk Utility and open the Chameleon installer ... and select your USB drive as the installation destination and it should work.

nexusmac 10-20-2008 10:58 AM

thank you very much , I am using mac os x , i will try now.

dvkch 10-21-2008 07:24 PM

I'm realy interested with such a solution ! So if you have any feedback, please post ;)

nfoav8or 10-22-2008 09:32 AM

By using disk utility to do a simple "restore" to my flash disk from the Install DVD file stored on my computer, I have been able to put together a lot of specialized fixes and applications all on that same flash disk (having an 8GB flash disk DOES help)

nexusmac 10-22-2008 03:53 PM

I created blank image(DMG) with diskutility. because , diskutility says there is no index etc for iso. after creating DMG and restore the dmg from iso. it takes less time to restore the USB from DMG.

I didnt have time to try , but I will give information about it.

I have question in my mind, i will try this with SB700 Chipset and sometimes , some distros waits to recognize USB and sometimes it can cause problem and it does not recognize and just stop.

I will give you feedback related to USB booting for Distros.

Thanks nfoav8or

nexusmac 10-22-2008 03:59 PM

yes it is booting but it does not see the IDE HDD, it just see itself as HDD.

how can I achieve this? I didnt install chameleon to USB memory , but it boots;)