Originally Posted by mechdrew
If you have a USB card reader, then yes. As mentioned before you can't access the SDHC card slot during boot, but you can access USB devices. I use cards all the time for installing stuff, just use a SanDisk reader instead of the slot. Also, installing to USB isn't that slow, but you will notice a difference. It is a really great option for testing things out since there is virtually no change done to any other drive. Just install like you would on a normal SSD
, or you can copy your current install to the card/flashdrive. You can look at my DellEFI guide for instructions on doing that.
Thank you. Great suggestions. I do have a SDHC reader that I can plug into a USB port on the Mini9.
Also, from "bmaltais" suggestion of a USB HD, I have a small, USB-powered, 160GB external pocket hard drive onto which I could do the install. Again, I am just trying to do this for testing purposes without upsetting the GOLD (no problems, no issues, runs flawlessly) OSX install on my SSD
in the Mini9.
Dell Mini10v, 64GB RunCore Pro IV SATA SSD, 2GB Memory, A06 BIOS, 10.6.7, NBI 20100616212351, Bluetooth enabled (external dongle), USB Legacy disabled.