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so I made an install disk on my USB drive, everything went smooth..

the usb is connected to my macbook and it didnt go into kernel panic this time because i selected to boot up form USB drive.. BUT it is stuck on the grey apple screen with the spinning wheel and has been for about 15 minutes.. it sounds like is thinking though.. is this normal with booting a mac from a USB drive???
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so I made an install disk on my USB drive, everything went smooth..

the usb is connected to my macbook and it didnt go into kernel panic this time because i selected to boot up form USB drive.. BUT it is stuck on the grey apple screen with the spinning wheel and has been for about 15 minutes.. it sounds like is thinking though.. is this normal with booting a mac from a USB drive???
No, it shouldn't take 15 minutes to boot from a USB drive unless it has some serious issues. Is this a USB hard drive or flash drive? And by "install disk", what do you mean by that, and how exactly did you make it?


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