7/20/11
7:09 am

Forum Question: Copying Apple Mac Os Lon to USB Pen Drive

Gary once Lion downloads in my Applications folder, of my iMac, Can I Copy paste it directly to a USB Pen drive so I can install it on my Mac Book Pro (same Apple ID); So I don’t need to download the File all over again ?
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cyrus Dubash

Comments: 8 Responses to “Copying Apple Mac Os Lon to USB Pen Drive”

    7/20/11 @ 8:03 am

    It is not as easy as that. But you may be able to do it with some more steps.
    See:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=12977612#post12977612
    http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/13/install-mac-os-x-lion-target-disk-mode/

    Cyrus Dubash
    7/20/11 @ 8:26 am

    My data will remain untouched and secure once Lion installs /

    The same also if I make a Bootable disc and install it on my Macbook pro ?

    Some sites talk of Bootable disc of Lion and Clean install which means deletion of data !

      7/20/11 @ 8:29 am

      You don’t need to do a clean install. I don’t know why so many people are still doing clean installs (in reality, it is probably a very small percentage). Just do the regular install.
      BTW, Apple announced that they will be selling Lion next month on a USB Flash drive for $69. Maybe just wait for that?

    Cyrus Dubash
    7/20/11 @ 8:46 am

    for the Imac Ive started my Lion download from the Mac App Store about 2 hours back. Still another hour to go before the File downloads. Would there be any prompts needed by me or can i let it be and leave and everything would be done automatically ?

      7/20/11 @ 9:03 am

      The download will complete. But then you have to initiate the install.

    Flo
    7/20/11 @ 1:22 pm

    Hey Gary,
    I want to go for it right away and I found this walkthrough to create a bootable installer on an USB drive

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/08/make-a-bootable-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-installer-from-a-usb-flash-drive/

    but anyways, I depend on a lot of third party apps and products so I was wondering if I should create a partition to double boot and once all my apps and products are supported delete the partition and boot again onto my snow leopard… what do think?

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/03/12/how-to-install-dual-boot-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-and-10-6-snow-leopard/

      7/20/11 @ 1:24 pm

      You can if you want. Are you sure your 3rd-party apps aren’t supported? Unless they are old PowerPC apps, then they should work. And if they are still PowerPC apps, then chances are they aren’t going to update them. Maybe find new apps that do the same thing.
      Why not just wait and stick with Snow Leopard if these apps are critical and they don’t work in Lion yet for some reason?

    Flo
    7/20/11 @ 1:48 pm

    Ya, you know how it works with software you got from friends, printers and other devices like a NAS. It’s just that I’m so excited I don’t really wanna wait so I was thinking it would be a good idea if I could use both OS’s. I really don’t know what to do…

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