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judasegg judasegg is offline
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Default Confused by reformat CD - 11-18-2008, 12:48 AM

Hey,

Just ordered a mini 9, I hear it comes with XP Home CD. Is there a way to transfer this DVD to a memory card, or something? I'm thinking, if travelling and my XP gets buggered, I won't have DVD player on hand...

And, how big memory card would one need for MACOSX?
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Default Re: Confused by reformat CD - 11-18-2008, 01:47 AM

memory card? as in SDHC? No. the card reader is not bootable.
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Default Re: Confused by reformat CD - 11-18-2008, 02:04 AM

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memory card? as in SDHC? No. the card reader is not bootable.
True, but you can boot from a USB stick or an SD card inserted in a USB reader (after a bit of arm waving to format the stick as a DOS boot disk).

I wish that I had figured out how to do this before I received my Mini as I wanted to take a True Image backup of an absolutely fresh system.

I used this: http://www.bay-wolf.com/usbmemstick.htm

I was able to do this all on my desktop box and get True Image to turn the USB stick into a bootable rescue media that I could use to take a clean copy (to the same stick) of the C: drive on my Mini. If you have True Image then I recommend doing this before you spend any time tweaking your Mini.
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