So, just picked up a brand new Sandisk Cruzer, opened disk utilities, formatted it as Mac OS Extended, dragged the usb drive to destination, dragged my osx disc to source, restored...How do I know this will work tomorow when I get my Vostro? I did not partition the USB drive at all, and I dont think I checked the erase destination box either. When I click my drive, it shows the OSX install logo, along with the instructions,and optional installs folders. That U3 System disc shows up when I mount it though. Do I need to redo the OSX copy with Erase Destination checked to do it right?
In addition, some questions on the bootloader USB stick...I'm confused about how to go about this, as I'm using the Mac only method. I have a 512mb flash drive, and the dellefi.img file, do I create a single partition, do I format in Fat32 or MacOS Journaled? How should this look exactly?