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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive 206

Posted by timothy
from the no-you-probably-can't-put-it-on-your-netbook dept.
WankerWeasel writes "With the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion this month, Apple will no longer offer a bootable installer DVD and is making 10.7 Lion available only through the App Store. This guide provides quick instructions on how to use the OS X 10.7 Lion installer to create a bootable flash drive (instructions for making a bootable DVD are also included on the blog)."
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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

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  • by wbhauck (629723) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @03:57PM (#36686840)
    Does Apple provide a way to replace a hard drive? Without access to a booted system you can't download anything. Unless they want you to bring in your machine ...
  • rank speculation (Score:2, Insightful)

    by sribe (304414) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @04:16PM (#36687022)

    With the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion this month, Apple will no longer offer a bootable installer DVD and is making 10.7 Lion available only through the App Store.

    Apple only announced that Lion would be available through the Mac App Store. They did not annouce anything else. All commentary on whether or not you will be able to burn a bootable disk, whether or not you will be able to purchase physical media, and so on, is merely uninformed speculation.

  • by boristhespider (1678416) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @04:21PM (#36687082)

    Or perhaps you don't live anywhere near an Apple store -- you do realise that there are countries in the world with only one or two, or even none whatsoever? And that some of those are actually big Apple markets? Like Scandinavia where every monkey and his uncle has an iPhone but there are basically no Apple stores? And perhaps you have capped broadband, with a 4gig download taking a massive chunk out of the monthly limit? Perhaps you both live in a country without an Apple store *and* have capped broadband or, horror of horrors, dialup internet?

    It wouldn't take much for Apple to have just released this the normal way in addition to the Mac App Store. But no, they went about it this way, intentionally alienating a section of their market. Not a very large or profitable section, mind, which is why they don't give a shit. Likewise with ditching Rosetta.

  • by jsepeta (412566) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @04:59PM (#36687586) Homepage

    Are Apple's profits too infinitesimal for them to take the staggering loss of pennies by making millions of DVDs that nobody uses after the first install? Or are they trying to help the environment by forcing all their technically-gifted customers to buy USB flash drives so that we can install a single download onto multiple computers?

    I think this move is every bit as misguided as Apple's Final Cut Pro X (iMovie Pro) and only slapping 2GB RAM onto brand new MacBooks - or Jobs' decision to not include a disk drive on the NeXt Cube (a decade before writable CD's were widely available). Yes, I use Macs, but more and more begrudgingly because those rich BASTARDS are being CHEAPSKATES.

  • Re:Pure BS and FUD (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Daniel Dvorkin (106857) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @06:19PM (#36688474) Homepage Journal

    Everything you say is true, but it won't make any difference to GPP or others like him. The Apple-haters, like all fanatics, are uninterested in trivial things like data and logic.

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