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For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Can't boot from USB drive Mac. Thread starter Stalkr Start date Apr 16, Stalkr Apr 16, Joined Apr 15, Messages 4 Thanks 0. I did some searching and found FreeNAS, wanted to give it a shot.

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It deleted the content, made 4 partitions and it everything were installed perfectly. As I understand, this is now a UFS drive?


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Thanks for reading, hope this is an easy problem to solve. Apr 16, Joined May 24, Messages Thanks 3.

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Message was edited by: V. Jan 3, AM in response to jskrainka In response to jskrainka Sorry it this sounds a bit too obvious, but simply because Microsoft added the feature to their operating system. I'm sure Apple could add such a feature if they chose to, but they haven't at this time. User profile for user: Malcolm Rayfield Malcolm Rayfield.

It will work, but I doubt you will notice any increase in speed. Flash drives tend to have slow write speeds. You can do the same thing on OS X with Terminal commands. Thanks for clarifying Malcolm. User profile for user: Allan Eckert Allan Eckert.

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Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 1. Personally I think if you have anything going to your swap files it is an indication that you don't have enough RAM. Instead of moving the swap file to USB flash drive which will only slow your system down, I would suggest you increase the amount of RAM in your Mac to reduce the use of swap files. I watched that video and it seems that windows can span virtual memory across several drives.

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Active 3 years, 11 months ago. Viewed 1k times. Mark Mark 11 1 1 bronze badge. Have you "blessed" the drive? If that doesn't work try setting it as the boot device by hand and see what happens. Tony Williams Tony Williams 9, 1 1 gold badge 14 14 silver badges 45 45 bronze badges. When I try this in terminal it asks me for my password, but only gives me a few seconds to type it. Even when it is correct it still says that is incorrect?