2 Replies to “Installing Mac OS X on a Flash Drive”

  1. In summary, the steps are:

    use ‘Disk Utility’ to format ‘Mac OS Extended (Journaled) without Maco OS 9 Disk Driver

    sudo /usr/sbin/vsdbutil -a /Volumes/your_disk

    select ‘Open Apple Install Packages’ in Pacifist app

    select package and choose the your_disk to install the files

    need Setup Assistant by copy from System/Library/CoreServices of your running mac

    Also need BaseSystem.pkg and Essentials.pkg from /Library/Receipts of your running mac

    sudo bless -verbose -folder “/Volumes/your_disk/System/Library/CoreServices” -bootinfo -bootefi

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