Boot MacOS X86 from USB Pendrive

Have you ever dreamed about carrying in your pocket, your favorite OSx86 install. And boot it verywhere. When dreams come true, You will need the following stuff: USB pendrive (min. 2 GB required) JaS Mac OS X 10.4.x or 10.4.7 Retail DVD Pacifist software (www.charlessoft.com)Format the pendrive: Plugin your USB pendrive and open Disk Utility […]
Have you ever dreamed about carrying in your pocket, your favorite OSx86 install. And boot it verywhere. When dreams come true, You will need the following stuff:
  • USB pendrive (min. 2 GB required)
  • JaS Mac OS X 10.4.x or 10.4.7 Retail DVD
  • Pacifist software (www.charlessoft.com)
Format the pendrive: Plugin your USB pendrive and open Disk Utility (Applications->Utilities).


Select your pendrive device in the left menu, and click the partition tab. Enter a nice name for your device like osx86. Hit Options... button, and choose Master Boot Record. From the drop-down, choose 1 partition as the volume scheme.

Be sure the filesystem is Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Hit the Partition button. Next, we need to enable Owners, open a Terminal and type:

sudo /usr/sbin/vsdbutil -a /Volumes/osx86

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