2790 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 8, 2006 1:00 PM by Barry Levine
I could be wrong here, but I don't think that you could get it on anything smaller than an 8GB flash drive.
I pulled up my system folder which weighed in at 1.36GB, but my Library was over 6GB. Then there would be the utilities and those were 130MB or so.
I remember that you needed to partition the hard drive on older Macs to get them to dual boot OS X and OS 9. It was possible to get it all on an 8GB partition.
Flash drives of that size are running almot $200. While it would certainly be very cool to whip one out in an emergency, I think a USB/FW hard drive would be a better investment.
Just my opinion...
If you want to use this emergency USB solution, my guess is your best option is not to use the version of Mac OS X that is on your install DVD.
Rather, use the very "light" one that is on bootable CD repair utilities like TechTool Pro for example. Too bad DiskWarrior is not (yet?) Universal: this one too was very small.