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i would like to test snow leopard and i have the a222 (iso) version, a 16gb flash drive and i want to keep my leopard install fine. I have looked through the forums but cant see anything like this.

 

 

 

thanks

 

 

 

p.s. im on a mid-2008 macbook 2.1GHz, 320GB

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It will be slow.

 

But it's simple. I think. Just erase your flash disk to HFS+ (journaled) in Disk Utility. Then install Snow Leopard onto it.

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Just erase your flash disk to HFS+ (journaled) in Disk Utility. Then install Snow Leopard onto it.

how do i do that?

 

 

1) mount iso and drag contents to usb

 

2) burn dvd and boot to it

 

3) tell me please!

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Burn DVD and boot to it, then select your flash disk as the disk to install to..

 

Or use Pacifist. But I think the first is the simplest solution.

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how do i do that?

 

 

1) mount iso and drag contents to usb

 

2) burn dvd and boot to it

 

3) tell me please!

 

1: Use software to burn the DVD.

 

2: Use Disk Utility to erase your USB drive (HFS+ journaled).

 

3: Boot the DVD and install to the USB drive.

 

(Just in case Synaesthesia wasn't clear)

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1: Use software to burn the DVD.

 

2: Use Disk Utility to erase your USB drive (HFS+ journaled).

 

3: Boot the DVD and install to the USB drive.

 

(Just in case Synaesthesia wasn't clear)

 

Or

 

You can just run the installer from it's current location, no need to first write a DVD!

Open the 10.6 dmg

run the System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg (you need to see hidden files).

Choose the drive you want to install to, and complete the setup!

 

It will install about 15 times faster on a USB HDD.

SticMAC

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Or

 

You can just run the installer from it's current location, no need to first write a DVD!

Open the 10.6 dmg

run the System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg (you need to see hidden files).

Choose the drive you want to install to, and complete the setup!

 

It will install about 15 times faster on a USB HDD.

SticMAC

 

now thats the type of answer i was looking for! thanks alot!

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Hi,

my HD is not GUID, its MBR P-Table but with HFS+ formated. OSInstall didnt "want" this volume :D

I need to change something in this OSInstall.mpkg (there must be the check if volume is GUID ).

Anyone knows to do that ?

I didnt want to repartition my disk.

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i do what sticmac said and when i run the osinstall.mpgk it fails even though i have partitioned my 16gb flash drive with guid and hfs+. it just says some files cant be copied to the drive and fails....

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i do what sticmac said and when i run the osinstall.mpgk it fails even though i have partitioned my 16gb flash drive with guid and hfs+. it just says some files cant be copied to the drive and fails....

 

 

 

help please

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I am getting "Sorry, some required files are missing, if you intended to view a topic, it's possible that it's been moved or deleted. Please go back and try again." when I try to dl the text file and logged it too?

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This thread is gonna get real messy. I suggest just waiting for the Gold Master version. I know it's tough to have to wait, but there really is NOTHING exciting in Snow Leopard in it's current state. Trust me.

 

-Stell

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