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    Make a bootable USB stick

    I have a new Crucial M4 SSD HDD, but just found out they have a new firmware to it. The firmware comes an an ISO file and should be burned to a CD to be booted from.

    My optical drive is broken, and I was looking for a way to use my USB stick to install the ISO on and install it from there. Is that advisable and how is it done?


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    Download your ISO.
    Boot your Mac.
    Open Disk Utility.
    Click the Restore tab, and drag your .iso to the source line.
    Drag your flash drive to the destination line, and click restore.
    That should make your flash drive bootable to the firmware update, assuming it's a bootable on you Mac model. You get to try it out, eh?
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    Thanks for the advice, but something goes wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matsaki View Post
    Thanks for the advice, but something goes wrong?

    You need to repartition the usb stick as GUID and reformat it as Mac OS Extended (journaled). Right now it obviously partitioned as MBR and you can see from your picture its the wrong format.

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    Will you get that 'invalid source' error, if the problem is the fat32 destination?
    Seems like a good thing to try, however.
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    You need to repartition the usb stick as GUID and reformat it as Mac OS Extended (journaled).
    Sorry, bu what do you mean by "repartition as GUIDE"? I have made a format of the USB stick in the Erase part section and chosen OS Extended (journaled). I also tried MS-DOS (FAT) with no success.
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    That's GUID, not GUIDE.
    Disk Utility, then click your device (the Kingston line), and then click the Partition tab.
    Click the Partition Layout drop down, and choose "1 partition"
    click the Options button, and choose GUID Partition table, and click OK.
    Format should be MacOS Extended. The Journaled option is OK, but not necessary here.
    Click the Apply button. Should only take a few seconds, and you're done.
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