About Protogo Profiles

Profiles are the data that Protogo uses to build a bootable device.  The Basic Profile and Full Copy Profile copy files from your Mac to create a device with the same operating system currently installed on your Mac.  In order to create a device that contains Mac OS X Lion, Lion must be installed on the Mac creating the profile.

The Intel Profile and PowerPC Profile are not copied from your Mac.  Instead, they are based on pre-built disk images that contain specific operating systems. These profiles do not have a Finder (No desktop, dock, or folders), so applications which require the Finder to operate may not function.  Also, they will only boot specific Macintosh computers.  Specific limitations are listed below.

The Intel profile supports Macintosh computers capable of running Mac OS X 10.6.7.  This does not include:

  • MacBook Air (July 2011)
  • Mac mini (July 2011)

* The Basic profile will boot the above Macintosh models.

The PowerPC profile supports Macintosh computers capable of running Mac OS X 10.5.8.

 

Examples of Protogo profiles are below.  For a full list of profiles, please see the Protogo Manual.

Basic Profile

This configuration will create a bootable Mac OS X operating system onto the destination device based based on the currently running Mac OS X installation. Finder access is available with this profile. Size: 11.67 GB.

Full Copy Profile

This configuration will create a bootable Mac OS X operating system on the destination device based on the currently running Mac OS X installation. This will be a full copy of that Mac OS X installation. Size: varies.

Intel Profile

This configuration will boot all Intel-based Macintosh models capable of running Mac OS X 10.6.7 on the destination device. No Finder access is available with this profile. Size: 2.31 GB.

PowerPC Profile

This configuration will boot PowerPC and early Intel-based Macintosh models capable of running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on the destination device. No Finder access is available with this profile.  Size: 1.93 GB.