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  1. jwc10
    07-20-2010 10:04 PM
    jwc10
    Can I recommend changing or adding this to the "Copy the MacOS USB Install to the HDD" section?

    Boot from the Mac OS USB key.
    Download Carbon Copy Cloner from Carbon Copy Cloner - Home
    Open the disk image, copy the application into your Applications folder, then run it.
    Set the Source Disk to be your USB key running Mac OS. Set the Target Disk to be the Mac OS partition on the HDD. Then click Clone and wait.

    Once the copying is done, run NetbookInstaller, targeting your HDD Mac OS partition.

    Then restart from the HDD and you're done.

    I used this method and managed to copy a backup of the installation of OS X that I previously had on my Mini back on to the triple booting machine, which made me quite pleased.

    I hope that's useful and that you find the time to include it in your guide, since it's featured pretty prominently on this site.

    Thanks again for all your work on this. I'm thrilled to have it working.

    Joe
  2. jwc10
    07-20-2010 10:04 PM
    jwc10
    Hi Allan:

    Thanks for putting together your triple boot guide. I now have a marvelous triple booting Mini10v.

    But... The one issue that I had (which was a huge one!) was copying the installation from the USB stick to the HFS+ partition. Your parted cp method worked fine, except that the OS X system on the HDD is then limited to being exactly the same size as the USB stick, even if the partition is larger. So the "Get Info" menu in OS X give info like
    Capacity:50 GB
    Available: 9 GB
    Used: 5 GB

    This is quite frustrating, especially if OS X is your primary operating system.
  3. femto
    06-04-2010 01:07 PM
    femto
    Hello Allen,
    I just read your great guide on a triple boot Mini 10v. I wanted to use your guide to install OSX together with my existing XP and somehow messed it up and had to erase my HD completely (formatted it as one partition/HFS+)
    I have a fully working OSX on my USB stick now and tried to copy it to my HD like you described in your guide (from "2 to 1" in my case). But the mini doest boot from the HD.. could you give me a hint where I'm going wrong..?
    Thank you very much in advance!! Femto

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