Last week Dan posted about the new
complications of Intel OS X drives not being bootable on PowerPC Macs, and vice-versa. The report came from Jon 'Wolf'
Rentzsch, who recently updated the originating
post with some specifics about booting and partition schemes, with one fairly positive detail: Intel based Macs can
boot from USB2 drives.
While many in the Mac community prefer FireWire over USB2 for various reasons, this
will nevertheless open the doors for OS X to be bootable from more external hard drives. What are the chances I can
bring a slimmed down OS X installation along with me on a 2 or 4 GB USB2 flash drive? I guess a geek can dream.
AppleiMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display (late 2014)