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Join Date: Dec 2008
How to make a bootable Type11 v7.7 USB Stick using OSX - 01-12-2009, 03:21 AM
I wanted to see if it was possible to create a bootable Type11 USB stick by using pure OSX tools... and I think I did it!
The current method to create a bootable Type11 USB stick rely on syslinux... and requires a Windows PC to perform the boot loader installation and manual copy of the files. What I wanted was an automated OSX based way of creating a bootable Type11 v7.7 USB stick.
Guess what... most of the solution was actually contained in the Type11 miniscript itself. Some minor adjustment where required to make the stick bootable.
This method will give you a stick with a partition 1 named EFI that contain a copy of INSTALL.dmg (and a bunch of other files usually hidden) so you can perform the proper Type11 installation on you new OSX install.
Here is how to do it.
1. download my readymade
Type11USBInstallv7.7 file from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?nym4y4m3oze
2. fromat your USB stick as 1 or more HSF partition with Master Boot Record partition table (NOT GUID). Make sure the 1st partition is between 100MB-200MB (EFI partitions are traditionally 200MB... so). Don't worry, you can split the USB key in multiple partition with this method.
3. from the terminal do a "df -k" and note the disk associated to your mounted USB stick partitions
4. execute the "SetupType11USBv7.7" script and make sure to replace the "disk1" with the right disk value obtained at step 3.
5. wait about 1 minute for the majic to happen
6. eject the stick
7. connect to your mini9
8. boot from the stick
An interesting aspect of this method is that if your stick is large enough (like 8 or 16GB) you could also put a restore of the LeopardDVD right on the second partition and select that as your boot device. This provide a single USB stick method for installing Leopard.
Type11, feel free to integrate this in your method if you want. Cheers!
I replaced the Type11v7.1 version with the proper v7.7 version.
8GB SSD, 1GB RAM
OS X 10.5.6
Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Howto make a bootable Type11 USB Stick using OSX - 01-12-2009, 03:33 AM
Nice job I made one the syslinux way last week now off to try yours out thanks.
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Re: Howto make a bootable Type11 v7.7 USB Stick using OSX - 01-12-2009, 04:51 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: How to make a bootable Type11 v7.7 USB Stick using OSX - 01-19-2009, 06:27 PM
32GB STEC SSD : 2GB RAM
NBI Version : Latest
SpeedStep : [Enabled]
USB Legacy support : [Disabled]
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