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Hi all,

I just put a new SSD disk in my 24" 2007 iMac and can't boot with Mountain Lion from USB. Here's what I did:

1. Changed the hard drive to a new 180GB Intel SSD.
2. Created a bootable USB disk using Lion Diskmaker 2.
3. Inserted the USB while power off, turned on power holding the Alt/Option key.

All I get is a gray screen with a mouse pointer on it. Nothing else happens. So my question is, should I hold a different key while turning on the power? I think the iMac should be able to find the USB regardless of whether or not I installed the SSD disk correctly. I've tried this with three different USB sticks now, and am getting a bit frustrated. You know the feeling...

Thanks in advance for any help!

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