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Hey N00b, Here’S How You Install Os X on an Sd Card

by Lambert Varias

Macworld Senior Editor Roman Loyola posted a video guide showing how one can install Apple’s OS X Leopard on an SD card. The new Macbook Pros (save for the 17-in) come with an SD card slot, so you can install apps on the SD card and boot from it if for instance you want to perform repairs on the internal hard drive. It’s a very straightforward guide,  a format-this-and-install-that affair, but nonetheless helpful for non-techies.


Without fiddling with a Leopard installer’s disk image and throwing some stuff out, you’ll need at least an 8 Gb SD card to make a portable Leopard installation.

Wasn’t that easy? Now all you need to do is wreck your internal disk so you’ll have a reason to boot from the SD! I’m kidding. And before anyone asks, no, you can’t boot a PC with this card.

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Comments (1):

  1. Clette says:

    It’s really easy.
    I’ve got one problem:
    It can’t finish the installation. I tried with my MBP 13″ recovery DVD and the original Leopard DVD and a 16GB Panasonic SDHC.
    The drive seems to go to sleep while installing and doesn’t continue.
    the last thing the log says is “extracting”.
    any help?

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