Just got my mini 9 in today and was planning on putting OSX on it.
I purchased the 8gb ssd
to save money for the time being, figuring i could snatch up a
stock 16 gb off ebay later on. I'm using the double USB flash drive method.
When I am in Disk Utility it of course says that it is a 7.2 GB disk (rather than 8 as usual).
When i erase it and go to partition it tells me it will be 7.15 GB . . . that's ok too since
I only need 6 gb (with custom install). Well it turns out that it really makes a 6.83 gb partition. .
but once again that's "okay". The real kicker is when i go back to select destination it says
"5.8 total out of 6.8". Why am I losing space several times? I've tried all sorts of things
and I've given up.
Help would be great, if there is anything that can be done.
I regret not forking over the 50 extra bucks for the 16gb at this point.