Install Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) from a USB

Mac OS X 10.6 image is 6.3 GB. Using a normal DVD does not work.

Since I’m lazy to go out and buy a dual-layer dvd (8.5 GB max), I decided to use a USB flash to install the new OS.

This is a good guide on how to do that: http://www.maciverse.com/install-os-x-snow-leopard-from-usb-flash-drive.html.

The only problem is that I didn’t actually use a USB stick, but this:

Kingston MicroSD HC 8GB. It comes with 2 different SD adapters, and what is very cool – a very tiny USB adapter. It’s the smallest USB I’ve ever seen.

I bought this for my phone, but came out to be very handy. By the way I highly recommend this Kingston memory.

So the problem with this memory is that it took roughly 2 hours for the Mac OS X 10.6 image to burn (I can’t say burn in this case, right?), while in the tutorial they say it took them only 20 minutes. The memory went pretty hot also – it was working hard for a couple of hours.

I wanted a clean install so I erased the hdd first.

Everything else went like a charm.

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