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making a bootable flash drive from a dmg


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#1 stephenjones

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

So i have a mountain lion dmg on my mac. id like to make a bootable flash drive to restore it once i swap my regular hdd for a ssd. Any ideas on how to proceed?



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:31 AM

How to make a bootable Mountain Lion install drive



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:43 AM

Yes, go to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4848

 

Make sure you have an 8GB flash drive.

 

Follow the directions.

 

You will have a flash drive which when you plug it in, hold down the option key, and then press the power key, will bring up all the tools of the recovery partition.  I used it to transfer to from a HD to a SSD for my MacBook Pro.

 

By the way, if you have more than one Mac, make a recovery assistant flash drive for each one.

 

It only works with Lion and Mountain Lion.






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