Couldnt get the pc to see 2 partitions on the usb drive. Dead end there
The long term plan with this machine is to triple boot win 7, osx, and ubuntu. I went ahead and used a gparted live usb to partition the drive accordingly, though win 7 likes to take 2 partitions for some reason and will make a swap partition for ubuntu a PITA. In any case, I made an HFS+ partition for the mac install, and made a fat32 partition that will eventually become the ubuntu install, but for now, Im going to use DD to write the osx install image to it. I am hoping that nothing too catastrophic is about to happen LOL.
So the hope is that once I have that set up, I can boot with the NBI flash drive and install from the image burned to that partition.
Ill report back when Im done.