Copy Yosemite to SD card?

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Sorry if this has been posted before, but I can't find it if it has?

I have just downloaded Yosemite and because of our high speed line, just over a meg :eek::eek:, it took 6 or so hours. I have an iMac and a MacBook to load it on to and instead of doing the download twice I want to copy it to a 16 meg SD card. When I try it tells me that it's too big to copy!

Please tell me that there is a way I can get it onto my SD card :[ Life is far too short to watch downloads of 5+ gig more than once..
 
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Chances are very, very high that your 16GB card has not had its trash emptied/been erased, and thus doesn't have enough actual free space to hold the Yosemite installer. If you choose to erase it, you should format it for OS X Extended Journaled.
 
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Problem solved Chas. It was formatted Dos fat32, but no longer so and it is doing the copy now.

Thank you muchly !!! ???
 
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I assume that the 5+ gig download is all that is needed for the upgrade, apart from the backup that is??
 

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Yes. You should be good to go.
 
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Cheers SD!!

Off for a walk tomorrow with the village walking groupe. Just a short 7 Km so Wednesday may well be 'D' day for me???

I will look at doing a clean instal and sse if I can clean up some of the pony poo on the systems :Oops::Oops:
 

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