Creating OS X Leopard Install on a USB Drive or iPod

Step 1:

Insert the OS X installation DVD and plugin the USB Drive.

Step 2:

Open Disk Utility, under /Applications/Utilities.

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Step 3:

Drag the “Mac OS X Install DVD” to the “Source” field

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and the formated partition on your USB drive to “Destination”.

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Do not drag the volumes or devices that state the size of the disk, it won’t work.

Step 4:

Click “Restore”.

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You’re done.

I’m not sure if this speeds up the installation but it sure should. Whether it does or does this process still helps.